THE sumptuous strings of The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) combine forces with one of Australia's finest singers when they present 'Serenade" at 8pm on June 9 at the spectacular Independent Theatre.
Starting with Josef Suk's sublime Serenade for strings, the orchestra welcomes outstanding Australian tenor Earlwood's Daniel Belle who will feature some of the greatest arias from opera and musical theatre with chief conductor and artistic director Lilyfield's Sarah-Grace Williams.
One of the brightest young stars in the Australian Music Theatre world, Daniel was most recently seen in the role of Jean Valjean in the Australian production of Les Misérables,
He has also performed with the internationally acclaimed 'Ten Tenors' as well as appearing on several albums.
When asked why 'Serenade' had been described as a musical experience with a difference, Daniel said: "Having worked with Sarah Grace before, I know the dedication she has for putting together rich and diverse programs.
"You don't often hear many of these songs in this format. String orchestras offer such a luscious backdrop to sing against. That's what makes it exciting for me.
"There are well known Arias as well as a full program for the string orchestra themselves. They are worth the admission alone."
Daniel added that he would continue to take up all the opportunities that came his way: "As Pavarotti said, a life in music is a life beautifully spent."
Bookings at theindependent.org.au or call 9955 3000.