Anthony Callea with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Acclaimed vocalist and Melbourne’s very own Anthony Callea will perform a very special concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Friday 8 September to coincide with the release of his new album, ARIA NUMBER 1 HITS IN SYMPHONY recorded with the MSO.

Anthony will be performing iconic songs from the record including Nothing Compares 2 U, Rain, Jesus To A Child, Right Here Waiting and I Swear among others alongside the MSO in the Melbourne exclusive performance at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on 8 September.

One of Melbourne’s top musical directors John Foreman will conduct the performance and produce the 12 track record.

Anthony Callea said: ‘As a singer who craves the art of live performance, I could not think of anyone else I would want to collaborate with than the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, not only for their grandiose live concert experience, but also a stunning recorded body of work. With one of the finest orchestras in the world conducted by my dear friend and album producer John Foreman and collaborating also with my own incredible band members, these iconic ARIA Number #1 hits will be presented in a way you have never experienced before. Songs that have not only been part of my musical landscape for the past 30 years but have resonated with so many of us – the ARIA charts don’t lie.’

ARIA NUMBER 1 HITS IN SYMPHONY is the next chapter in an enormously successful career, which launched in 2004 with his multi-Platinum self-titled album release, and delivered the Highest Selling Australian Single, 4 X Platinum ‘The Prayer’. In 2016 Anthony enjoyed another career milestone with his sixth album, BACKBONE rocketing straight to #1 on debut in the ARIA album charts. With a string of multi-Platinum, Gold, Number 1 and Top 40 releases spanning more than a decade, sold out national tours and touring with the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross & Mariah Carey, ARIA NUMBER 1 HITS IN SYMPHONY is Anthony’s definitive album that is made for the stage and will need to be seen live at Hamer Hall with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

No stranger to collaboration, the MSO engages more than 2.5 million people each year through live performances, recordings, TV and radio broadcasts and live streaming. As a truly global orchestra, the MSO collaborates with guest artists and arts organisations from across the world.

ARIA NUMBER 1 HITS IN SYMPHONY is available on Friday 1 September through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Available for pre-order today:


1. All Of Me
2. Bleeding Love
3. Save The Best For Last
4. I Swear
5. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
6. Jesus To A Child
7. It Must Have Been Love
8. Nothing Compares 2 U
9. Right Here Waiting
10. Rain
11. Someone Like You
12. End Of The Road

Anthony Callea with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is on Friday 8 September, 8pm, at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

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