Pinning Clouds - Debut Album from Jacqueline Dark

Pinning Clouds - Debut Album from Jacqueline Dark

Jacqueline Dark, the multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award winning star of opera and The Sound Of Music, has released her debut album Pinning Clouds. In her new album, Dark assembles some of the most beautiful songs of all time, in stunning new arrangements by musical director Daryl Wallis. The album is available to order now from her website at https://jacquelinedark.com/contact/. Due to popular demand, Jacqui Dark will also be performing her highly acclaimed cabaret with partner in crime Kanen Breen, Strange BedFellows Present - Bedlam for two nights only at The Leadbelly (formerly The Vanguard) in Newtown on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 August, with tickets available from www.theleadbelly.com.au

From the iconic “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” to the gentle wisdom of “Both Sides Now” and Debra Byrne's poignant “So Soon”, the album features songs with a message or a moral; songs that teach and inspire and urge us to battle our demons and follow our dreams - to ‘pin our clouds’. From the contemporary and arousing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to the soaring heights of “One Voice”, Pinning Clouds is a collection of some of the finest songs in the songbook. Dark explains, "This album is like a treasure hunt for lovers of classical music, as we've hidden many snippets of opera and other classical songs. These are all songs that I have loved for what seems a lifetime, and they never fail to make me want to follow rainbows. We need a bit more of that in the world at the moment!"

Dark’s impressive performance portfolio encompasses opera, music theatre, cabaret and concert performances, and includes the coveted roles of Fricka and Second Norn (Der Ring Des Nibelungen), Amneris (Aida), The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Carmen (Carmen), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni)Katisha (The Mikado), Dorabella (Così Fan Tutte), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Herodias (Salome). She also performed the role of Amnerias in Aida as a part of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series by Opera Australia. Jacqueline recently performed the role of Mother Abbess in the Australian tour of The Sound of Music to great critical acclaim, reprised her role as Fricka in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle and performed the lead role in the Australian premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna for Adelaide Festival. 

The track list for Pinning Clouds is:

1) Climb Ev'ry Mountain/Over The Rainbow 

(Rogers and Hammerstein/Arlen, arr Wallis) 

2) Gold von den Sternen 

(Kunze and Levay) 

3) Last Day On Earth 

(Horne) 

4) I Know Things Now You Know 

(Sondheim medley, arr Wallis) 

5) Our Time 

(Sondheim, feat The Purple Parrots) 

6) Temporary 

(Bucchino) 

7) So Soon 

(Byrne) 

8) One Voice/Pilgrim's Chorus 

(Manilow/Wagner, arr Wallis) 

9) Both Sides Now 

(Mitchell) 

10) Hallelujah 

(Cohen) 

11) You'll Never Walk Alone/The Lark Ascending 

(Rogers and Hammerstein/Vaughan Williams, arr Dark/Wallis) 

Pinning Clouds is available NOW to order from https://jacquelinedark.com/contact/   

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS PRESENT - BEDLAM 

DATE: 7 and 8 August 2017 

VENUE: The Leadbelly, Newtown 

BOOKINGS: www.theleadbelly.com.au

PRICES: $34.70 General Admission ticket