After Birth at Melbourne Recital Centre
Theatrical soprano Anna-Lee Robertson is joined by pianist Mark Jones for her latest one-woman show, After Birth – a cabaret.
In After Birth, Robertson fearlessly submits her personal life for analysis as she sets sail on a humorous, poignant navigation of parenthood and the nature of love. Offering meditations on the modern family struggles of pandemic kid-wrangling; relationship maintenance; self-care; the limits of hospitality and the boundless capacity of the human heart, Robertson’s inimitable wit and wisdom provide the perfect counterpoint to her extraordinary curation of vocal repertoire.
Robertson shines as the interpreter of a genre-bending patchwork of song, spanning old and new worlds of Broadway, opera, cabaret, and art song. Sharing her consummate instrument – rich in emotion, flush with colour, and sparkling with agility – Robertson’s gilded voice reaches deep into your soul and plucks at your heartstrings. Her breathtaking capacity to translate music in the most profound way is a treat to the senses, leading the audience along a musical journey at once tender and exhilarating.