Mark Vincent – <br/>The Impossible <br/>Dream

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Mark Vincent –
The Impossible
Dream

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 06 November 2021
Category Live Event

Riverside Theatres Presents
Mark Vincent
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
With Guest Star: Clarissa Spata

Dreams do come true! Riverside Theatres makes its post lockdown return with Australia’s most successful Tenor and internationally acclaimed sensation Mark Vincent, performing his new show The Impossible Dream.

Joining Mark for this special event is award-winning Soprano, Clarissa Spata, who previously performed with Opera Australia and was a contestant on The Voice Australia.

Enjoy an intimate performance with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of classical music songs and arias. Mark will bring you a few surprises, but for now you can expect all your favourites, including a celebration of the classic hits from London’s West End and Broadway musicals, which will have you singing along.

Hits include You Raise Me Up, Somewhere, Impossible Dream, Nessun Dorma and many, many more.


Please be advised that the Riverside Theatres foyer and this performance will be photographed and audience may be photographed from the rear of the theatre, please advise Box Office if you do not wish to be photographed.

This performance contains the use of theatrical haze. 


If you are unwell, please stay at home. Please review our Patron Safety & Entry Guidelines before you visit us at Riverside.

As per the NSW Public Health Order (that is place from 11 October), Riverside Theatres will require anyone aged 16 years and over to be fully vaccinated unless lawfully exempt.

QR code check-in – all patrons and their guests must check-in upon entry.

Bring and wear a mask. Patrons aged 12 and over attending performances are required to wear a mask.

Patrons will be seated in line with NSW Public Health Order and/or Guidelines in place at the time of the performance occurs.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Headshot photo of Mark VincentAt the young age of fifteen, Mark Vincent stepped onto the set of Australia’s Got Talent and stunned a nation with his powerful and emotive rendition of Puccini’s, Nessun Dorma.  Mark’s incredible voice, mature beyond it’s years, along with his heart-warming story of his grandfather Bruno, who inspired him to sing, yet would never live to see his first television performance, captured the hearts of people all over Australia and internationally.  Mark Vincent would eventually propel himself from that very first performance, to become the winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2009, The next five years were filled with successful tours, record breaking sales, chart topping recordings and the recognition from his peers and the public.  Mark Vincent is one of Australia’s most beloved tenors.  Now, only in his mid-twenties, he has already recorded and released nine albums on the Sony label, with eight of these albums having reached #1 on the ARIA Classical Crossover charts, and several releases having enjoyed great success atop the Aria national charts, an extraordinary feat.  His recordings and live performances have received accolades both nationally and internationally. In 2014, Mark Vincent made his musical theatre debut in the Australian national production of Dirty Dancing.  It was a far stretch from singing classical or Opera, yet it was a chance for Mark to showcase a whole different side of himself, an opportunity he embraced. His performances garnered great reviews for his role of Billy and set the stage for Mark to continue to work in theatre for many years to come. In June 2016, Dame Julie Andrews, DBE directed the Australian national production of My Fair Lady, in which she personally cast Mark in the role of Freddy Einsfeld Hill.  The production opened to rave reviews and was a resounding success. Working under the direction and tutelage Of Dame Julie has been a highlight of Mark’s career thus far. At the age of nine years old, when most kids are still playing with toys and having sleepovers, Mark was listening to and studying the voice that would forever inspire him It was the voice of one of the greatest tenors of all time, Mario Lanza.  “Lanza didn’t just sing lyrics” says Mark, “he brought them to life. You felt every bit of his pain or you romanced in every bit of his splendour.” True to following his heart, in 2017, Mark, together with his producer Chong Lim, embarked on what he considers to be the most important recording project thus far.  A Tribute to Mario Lanza, which contains the ground breaking ‘virtual duet’ of “Because You’re Mine” together with the Hollywood legend.  The ‘duet’ made headlines and received the blessings of Mario Lanza’s daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, who gave permission for the re-recording of the ‘virtual duet’ and said, “I’m pleased to allow my father’s recorded voice to be joined on this historic recording by this exciting young tenor, Mark Vincent.” A Tribute to Mario Lanza debuted at #3 on the ARIA top 100, and at #1 on the ARIA Classical Crossover Charts.  The album went on to be the highest selling ARIA Classical Crossover album of 2017. Mark concluded a stellar year with a national headline tour of Australia, followed by a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, as a special guest of world renowned soprano, Katherine Jenkins. Performing iconic venues including, The Royal Albert Hall London and the Royal Concert Hall Glasgow 2018 saw Mark performing in Ireland for a series of performances with Irish tenor Tommy Flemming. Mark also celebrated the release of his first Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, which he debuted live at his yearly Christmas spectacular at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. In addition to his own yearly Christmas concert event, Mark has been a constant regular of Carols in the Domain, which takes place in Sydney and draws an audience of up to 80,000 people and is broadcast nationally by the Seven network. 2019 was one of Mark’s most exciting years yet. Lots of great shows around Australia and Internationally. In September, Mark performed as special guest of Katherine Jenkins in the historic Roman castle, (Catello Orsini-Odescalchi). “It was such an amazing experience to sing in this magnificent venue said Mark”. Another great highlight of 2019 was being invited to Belfast, Ireland, to perform at the BBC Proms In the Park as special guest of Britain’s Got Talent and multimillion selling recording artist, Susan Boyle. Mark also got to spend a little time in the USA where he is planning to release his music and perform. Although 2020 and 2021 will be forever remembered around the world for COVID-19, which brought much of the world to a stand-still, Mark was determined to be productive and make a difference. He donated his time and talent by working virtually to raise money for organizations that were experiencing hardships due to the lockdown. Together, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Mark and several of Australia’s top industry professionals, collaborated on an in-depth video conference, to discuss how the Australian Government could help the Australian entertainment industry get through the most historic of turbulent times. The conference assisted the Australian Government in determining to allocate a fund of two hundred and fifty million dollars to assist out of work entertainment industry professionals.  Mark also celebrated his re-signing to the Sony music label, which has been Mark’s record label since he was fifteen years old. In October, Mark will begin recording his tenth studio album. Mark is also gearing up for his national tour next year (2022) around Australia with very special guest Mirusia. The tour will be “From London’s West End to Broadway Orchestrated”. Audiences can expect a magical night to remember as Mark Vincent performs with the 30 piece Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Shannon Brown. It’s been a great journey since winning Australia’s got talent. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. Yet, Mark Vincent has so many more dreams to realize and millions more people to sing for.

Headshot photo of Clarissa SpataClarissa Spata is an award-winning and versatile Soprano. She has sung principal roles with Opera Australia’s touring Division such as Frasquita in Carmen, Papagena in The Magic Flute, (both National Tours) Musetta (cover) from La Bohème (HOSH), Rosina in the Barber of Seville, Pamina, and First Lady in The Magic Flute, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and Clorinda in Cinderella, Clown in Sid The Serpent Who Wanted to Sing (Opera Australia’s Oz Opera School’s tours), she has toured China with Australian International Productions performing principal roles in Aïda as The High Priestess, and Die Zauberflöte as First Lady, as well as starring in a Highlight’s of Music Theatre Tour of China. She has won many awards including Opera Foundation Australia’s Lady Fairfax New York Award, The Royal Overseas League Bursary Award, The Dame Joan Sutherland Encouragement Award, and The Pollard’s People Choice Award. Being a versatile Soprano, Clarissa made the Quarter Finals of The Voice Australia last year, making the top 5 of Delta Goodrem’s team. Clarissa regularly tours with The 7 Sopranos, is featured as a principal in An Afternoon at the Proms Spectacular with Australian Global Entertainment, and has appeared as guest Soprano for Mark Vincent’s “Love will lead the way”, “Young at Heart” tours.


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