In the 1950s, Mambo mania had reached fever pitch and a mysterious Peruvian beauty called Yma Sumac was the undisputed queen. Her startling five octave range and questionable ‘exotic’ history caused a sensation in Hollywood and beyond.
Australian cabaret and operatic star Ali McGregor now brings her astounding voice and 7 piece band to celebrate the tale of this mysterious icon.
The lure of mystery, heartbreak and above all – extraordinary singing.
Written by Ali McGregor
Directed by Cameron Menzies
Musical direction by Sam Keevers
Lighting direction by Paul Lim
Set design by Kathryn Sproul
"First class, and top shelf. There’s no reason why Yma Sumac, The Peruvian Songbird should not tour all over the world. It is that good." - Adelaide Advertiser
"Ranging from deep, earthshaking bass to dizzying, sky-scraping high notes there are not enough superlatives to describe Mc Gregor's voice, or how listening to it makes you feel right in the core of your being. Completely exhilarating." - Broadway World
"Five stars really do not fully import the wonder that is this show. Don’t miss it." -The Clothesline
"This is an unforgettable show." - InDaily