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Ali McGregor – Made in Adelaide Ambassador


* Made in Adelaide Ambassador *

Ali McGregor started her career as a principal soprano with Opera Australia in 2000. After performing over 25 roles she crept into The Famous Spiegeltnet one night beginning her love affair with cabaret eventually running away with the circus, joining hit show La Clique (La Soiree) in 2005.

Her shows The Opera Burlesque, Jazz Cigarette, Alchemy, Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night and Jazzamatazz! have toured international festivals that include Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and London’s Wonderground.

As an actress she has performed with Sydney Theatre Company under the direction of Max Stafford Clark. She has been nominated for a Green Room Award 3 times, winning for best supporting actress in an Opera for La Cenerentola and was awarded the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice award in Edinburgh 2013.

She has also performed with Broomhill Opera Company & Clonter Opera Companyh in the UK and most recently Melbourne Opera Company, taking the title role in The Merry Widow.

Ali has released two independent studio CDs – Jazz Cigarette and ALCHEMY and released both a CD and DVD of JAZZAMATAZZ! through ABC Music for which she was nominated for an ARIA Award in 2014.

‘Somewhere between opera and pop sits a genre of music called ‘Ali McGregor’ HERALD SUN

‘Ali McGregor has the kind of silky smooth singing voice that transports you to a different plane, in a way that makes you forget everything you were doing before walking in to the theatre and everything you intended to be doing when you walk out again’ THE SCOTSMAN

‘McGregor’s voice is phenomenal’ TELEGRAPH ★★★★

‘Money can’t buy this much heart, sass and pure, mainlined joy’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Herald Sun

‘Fun, unpretentious, but underpinned with incredible musicality, superb dynamics and spectacular vocal feats, some of which are so breathtaking and ‘death-defying’, as to be almost circus-worthy’ AUSTRALIAN THEATRE

‘at the end of each song I found myself slightly out of breath.’  THE NEW CURRENT  ★★★★★

‘McGregor’s vocal range and quality of sound is extraordinary, as is the energy she exudes’ ‘McGregor’s vocal range and quality of sound is extraordinary, as is the energy she exudes’ ★ ★ ★ ★ Edinburgh Guide

See Ali’s Ed Fringe show:

Ali McGregor Hosts the Big C (Cabaret, Compilation)
Fringe royalty Ali McGregor takes the helm of the Big C in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with special guest Alan Cumming.
Monday 8 August @ 7pm


Gala Showcase Event - Summerhall Dissection Room


14 August



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