Art Hunter | Ep 8 | Ali McGregor | From Opera to Burlesque? | NOW LIVE

Art Hunter | Ep 8 | Ali McGregor | From Opera to Burlesque? | NOW LIVE

In this show, David talks to Melbourne based singer & producer Ali McGregor. Ali is one of Australia’s greatest cabaret exports and has recently conceived an opera that is to be performed in Australia during 2021.

Ali McGregor is a Melbourne based singer & producer. She started her career as a principal soprano with Opera Australia then ran away with the circus in the form of the hit show La Clique (La Soiree). She is now an award-winning cabaret performer who has performed everywhere from Glastonbury to Carnegie Hall and is one of the most in-demand performers on the international festival circuit. She was nominated for an ARIA award in 2014 and in 2015 was awarded a Green Room Award for her contribution to cabaret and she most recently won a coveted Helpmann Award for her cabaret show Yma Sumac – The Peruvian Songbird after successful seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Sydney Opera House.

After wrapping two critically acclaimed seasons as Co-Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016/2017 alongside Eddie Perfect, Ali then returned as sole Artistic Director in 2018. She most recently conceived an opera ‘Lorelei’ with music/lyrics by Casey Bennetto, Gillian Cosgriff & Julian Langdon that debuted at Victorian Opera in November 2018 and is a part of both Opera Queensland’s & Victorian Opera’s forthcoming 2021 season.

David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work and where they see the future.

Host: David Hunt
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (
Director: Tim Barnett

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David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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