Andre Rieu presents Mirusia: Always & Forever
Ever diligent, Andre went onto Mirusia's website and, suitably impressed with what he heard, called her. After Mirusia initially dismissed Andre as a prank caller, Mirusia put down the receiver and packed her bags. She was off to audition for Andre the very next day. The meeting was a success. "It was unbelievable, I left Maastricht with a contract", she says, still laughing at the shock of it.
Always & Forever, Mirusia's first solo album, is a story in 14 songs of the musical experiences Mirusia has enjoyed on stage and in the studio with Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. It features performances of favourites like Schubert's Ave Maria, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Memory (Cats) and Wishing you were somehow here again (The Phantom of the Opera), as well as the breathtaking Concerto pour une voix from one-hit wonder Saint-Prieux, rediscovered by Rieu, and a tribute to her homeland Australia, by way of Botany Bay.
Mirusia sings in six different languages on Always & Forever (English, German, Latin, French, Italian, Norwegian) and has also recorded two duets with her friend, collaborator and co-soloist with Andre Rieu, Carmen Monarcha (Plaisir d'amour and Send in the clowns).
- Ave Maria (Live in Maastricht)
- Feed the Birds
- Botany Bay
- Concerto Pour Une Voix
- Solveig's Lied
- Porgi Amor
- Plaisir D'amour
- Panis Angelicus (Live in Maastricht)
- Ich Tanze Mit Dir in den Himmel Hinein
- Memory (Live in Sydney)
- Con Te Partiro
- Send in the Clowns
- There is a Song in Me
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again