Performance dates & times

This event has been postponed. Confirmed dates to be advised.

Running Time 70 mins (no interval)

Price range

$39.00 - $65.00

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In the interests of staff and public health, Arts Centre Melbourne has been closed and will work towards a staged reopening.

As such we are working to reschedule this event. Ticket holders will be contacted about the status of their show once confirmed.

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Get ready to mambo

In the 1950s when musical exotica was all the rage, Yma Sumac was a sensation – an Incan princess who astounded American audiences with her five-octave range and larger-than-life personality. She was a best-selling artist for Capitol Records, toured the world and appeared in a movie with Charlton Heston. Her songs have been sampled in lounge music, hip hop and movie soundtracks.

This one-woman show is a passion project for Helpmann Award-winning cabaret performer and soprano Ali McGregor, whose admiration for Sumac has led to her acquiring a collection of the singer’s jewellery and clothes in which she performs.

From the bird-like trills of ‘Chuncho’ to a mambo version of the ‘Queen of the Night’ aria, McGregor brings her astounding voice to Sumac’s music. Between vocal pyrotechnics, she tells Sumac’s story and her own journey discovering this fascinating artist.

Prepare to be enthralled by the lure of exoticism, mystery, heartbreak and above all – extraordinary singing.


Ali McGregor
Cameron Menzies
Sam Keevers
Paul Lim
Kathryn Sproul
Ali McGregor
Sam Keevers, Eugene Ball, Ben G, Hugh Harvey, Tamara Murphy, Phil No

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