Astounding accuracy and clarity. Faultless - The Mercury, Tasmania
Her limpid tones captivated me - Limelight magazine
One of Australia's brightest stars - Singapore Straits Times
The voice of an angel - The West, Perth
Annalisa would very much like to announce the arrival of her amazing baby, Fred, who is just the most remarkable thing in the Universe. Despite many requests to return to stage in Australia in the last year, she is happily ensconsed in the changing of nappies and singing lullabies and will hopefully see you all some day soon, when her brain decides to function like a normal person again... meanwhile, God bless, and have a lovely day!
ABC CLASSICS AND UNIVERSAL HAVE JUST RELEASED THE BEAUTIFUL COMPILATION RECORDING, "WINTER" AVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD RECORD STORES THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA, WITH ANNALISA KERRIGAN AND OTHER TOP AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF PROKOFIEV, SCHUBERT, GRAINGER, DEBUSSY, AND MORE TO WARM YOUR HEARTS.
ECSTATIC STANDING OVATIONS IN KUALA LUMPUR WITH ANNALISA KERRIGAN AND WESTEND'S LAURENCE OLIVIER NOMINEE RAMIN KARIMLOO.
MANY THANKS TO THE AUDIENCES FOR BEING SO WONDERFULLY ENTHUSIASTIC, AND ENFINITI PRODUCTIONS FOR PUTTING ON THE SHOW. SPONSORED BY ESTEE LAUDER, ROLLS ROYCE, JW MARRIOTT HOTELS, AND A CUT ABOVE, AND AN EXTRA SPECIAL ENORMOUS THANKS TO THE THE WONDERFUL, EFFERVESCENT TIARA JACQUELINA FOR HER EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTIC WORK IN MALAYSIA.
"HOPE", HAS BEEN RELEASED, WITH THE AMAZING WORK OF ANDREW HAGGER AND ANDREW NAYLOR, CHONG LIM, ABC CLASSICS AND UNIVERSAL. THIS NEW ALBUM WITH TRACKS BY ANNALISA, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, MARK VINCENT, IDEA OF NORTH, ANNA MARIA LA SPINA, ANDREW NAYLOR AND STAN WALKER IS TRULY INSPIRING, WONDERFUL, UPLIFTING - A GREAT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY.
AVAILABLE AT ALL MAJOR RETAILERS AND DIGITALLY VIA ITUNES.
"They cannot take away our hope - they cannot take away our dignity. And so we learn to love ourselves and others a little more each and every day, because when it comes down to it, sometimes our hope and our dignity are the only things we have left, and love - no matter how hard it is, love is the only way to show it." Annalisa
CELTIC WHISPERS TOUR FINISHES...
Annalisa sold out in Queensland and received standing ovations in South Australia for her Celtic Whispers tour, which wrapped up with a wonderful audience for her and her spirited colleagues "Taliska", the newly formed Australian Celtic band at the welcoming Whitehorse Theatre, Melbourne.
HOPE... THE ALBUM
She has just finished recording two new orchestral tracks with the effervescent Chong Lim, Australia's premier arranger, producer and star music guru of "Dancing with the Stars". This album is set to be released next year with ABC, along with songs sung by Olivia Newton John and Stan Walker, winner of Australian Idol.
MARIO LANZA TOUR FINISHES...
Annalisa Kerrigan and tenor Robert Barbaro have received standing ovations throughout Australia on their national tour of Annalisa's show, Mario Lanza. Written and produced by Annalisa, the project received full houses in theatres from tiny Australian regional towns right through to the prestigious Angel Place Recital Hall in Sydney, and the Glass House Theatre. Critics say "this is an excellent show...a lovely night of nostalgia" (Canberra Times).
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ANNALISA....
Annalisa Kerrigan is one of ABC's top selling classical crossover artists. With a pure, ecstastically beautiful tone and lyrical style, astounding top notes and heartfelt deliveries, she has toured Europe, Australia and Asia in concert to standing ovations.
She has performed as guest artist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Australis, Orchestra Victoria, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, and many more, including touring with her own beloved Aria Award winning Chamber orchestra, Virtuosi Tasmania.
Her performances have been conducted and supported by Sir Richard Bonynge, ABC's Guy Noble, Sean O'Boyle, and more. She has performed for millions on many different television apeparances, including national tv via Carols by Candlelight, and globally via the Formula One Grand Prix, and various World Cup Rugby and Soccer titles.
She has released two best selling recordings with ABC Classics, "Waiting on an Angel" and "Ireland", and appears as guest artist on recordings such as "Encore, SBS's Greatest Tracks of 2009", "Winter" (2012 release), "Hope" (with Olivia Newton John) (2012 release), and films such as "Like a Dream" produced and directed by Clara Law music by Paul Grabowsky.
A songwriter in her own right and producer, she has completed a sold out, second national tour of "Mario Lanza, The Loveliest Night of the Year" after selling out her first national tour, "Ireland". Her other shows including "Celtic Whispers", "Spirit of Celt", Andrew McKinnon's "Scotland the Brave", and "What a Wonderful World" have been hugely successful - all written and produced by her (except Scotland The Brave!). While wonderful, they led to an extremely busy period for Annalisa for the last ten or so years of her life.
Performing at over 200 theatres throughout Australia and Asia Pacific, she has become a household name for many who love beautiful music and her pure, passionate tone, particularly those in the Australian countryside and in Asia.
Growing up in the country amongst the mountains and outback Australia, Annalisa's philosophy has always been about bringing beautiful live and recorded music to the whole of the nation. This has led to a fascinating and evocative relationship with both audiences from isolated, regional areas of Australia to the major performance centres of each capital city.
Her eight year training in Florence, Italy put her gratefully amongst such great teachers as Antonio Moretti-Pananti and Alberto Zedda, and as a result, she is and always has been an extraordinary vocal artist with the ability to range between coloratura, (Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta), to light classical, musical theatre and soft-miked, contemporary styles. Her major inspirations in music are the technical abilities of old greats like Anneliese Rothenburger, Gundola Janowitz, the drama and spirit of Maria Callas, the humble, common man sensitivity of John Denver and Dolly Parton, the precision and easy depth of the late and beloved Dietrich Fischer Diskau, and Yo Yo Ma - who never sees barriers in music but only sees the wide open fields in which to lay his musical garden in.
She has now seized the chance for a sebbatical where she is comfortably settled in the United Kingdom with a handsome man and a big black labrador, writing, teaching, and performing only when chocolate and a large glass of good Italian white wine is dangled in front of her.
Waiting on An Angel Universal/ABC Classics (solo)
Hope Universal/ABC Classics (Compilation with Olivia Newton John, Anna Maria La Spina, Idea of North etc)
Celtic Gold Universal/ABC Classics (Compilation with David Hobson, Jane Rutter, Andrew Fuller etc)
Ireland Universal/ABC Classics (solo)
Encore! Christmas Edition Universal/ABC Classics (Compilation with Andre Rieu, Luciano Pavarotti, Bryn Terfel etc)
Sleepytime Independent release (solo - sold out)
The Mario Lanza tour (Special touring edition - sold out)
SBS's Greatest Tracks 2009 SBS release
Number 1 Classical Album 2009 (Compilation with Anna Nebtrenko, Yvonne Kenny, Andre Rieu etc)