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Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo


The cabaret superstar unpacks her love-hate relationship with America
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Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Hyde Park North
Entry via Central Ave Walkway

7 & 10 January at 5.15PM
9 January at 10PM
11 January at 7.45PM
12 January at 5.30PM
13 January at 3PM

70 mins



Chanteuse and cabaret superstar Lady Rizo soulfully (and saucily) unpacks her love-hate relationship with present-day America. A hippie child turned teenage punk turned trained actor with a big soul voice, Lady Rizo unleashes a soaring and sardonic tribute to that “very bad boyfriend”, her home country.

Bejewelled, regally gowned, lipsticked and lashed, the martini-sipping singer-songwriter seeks to reclaim the idea of patriotism, rather than blind nationalism, in a scorching performance of hopeful and heart-stirring original songs and covers of Marvin Gaye, Portishead, Leonard Cohen and more.

A provocateur with an electric wit who draws inspiration from Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf and Nina Simone, Lady Rizo has collaborated with Moby, Reggie Watts and Yo-Yo Ma (on Grammy Award-winning album Joy & Peace).

Backed by a four-piece band, Lady Rizo’s toweringly tender vocals spread love, liberty and joy, even as she’s sprawled atop a piano scissoring her legs in the air.

Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Madame Shanghai for just $56 (+bf) to your ticket purchase. See the full menu here.

This performance contains nudity, strobe lighting and haze.

Note: Lockout period applies.

Photo: Andrew French

If you only see one cabaret show this year, see Lady Rizo
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  • January 07, 05:15 PM - 06:25 PM
    January 10, 05:15 PM - 06:25 PM
    January 09, 10:00 PM - 11:10 PM
    January 11, 07:45 PM - 08:55 PM
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