Festival Program


Duets: Tina Arena & Deborah Cheetham

Fri 6 Sep, 2.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Some of the country’s top singer-songwriters discuss their practice and perform live in MWF19’s Duets series.

Iconic singer-songwriter Tina Arena and Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham come together to discuss their brilliant and varied careers. They speak about how music continues to shape them, both on stage and off.

Supported by 3RRR 102.7FM

This session is Auslan interpreted.


1 hour

Available on Pass



Session Artists

Tina Arena is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and performing artist. In 1995, Tina made history by becoming the first female artist to win both song and album of the year at the Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAS). Her music and success have paved the way for upcoming Australian female artists to reach new heights within the Australian music industry and secured her a place in the Aria Hall of Fame.

Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator is a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape. As Artistic Director of Short Black Opera Company, Deborah is committed to amplifying Indigenous culture through the power of classical music, developing a new generation of Indigenous musicians.

Jane Gazzo is a broadcaster, music journalist and public speaker. She is well-known for hosting stints on national radio and TV both here and in the UK and is chair of the Australian Music Vault. Her first book, John Farnham - The Untold Story, was published in 2015.

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