"Don't Cry For Me Tiny Tina"
"Tiny" Tina Arena, one of Australia's most successful and enduring stars will take on the role of Eva Peron in Evita at the Sydney Opera House in September next year.
Tina, has a string of hit albums and singles and successful tours to her name, and will play the Argentinian political leader in the Andrew Lloyd Webber show.
She appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Sydney in 2002, and now feels the time is right to tackle the Eva Peron role.
The show follows Peron's life through her political life as the first lady of Argentina to her death at just 33.
The Sydney Opera House season is the only city to be announced so far, however a tour will likely follow as with other Opera Australia musical collaborations with theatrical impresario John Frost.
Tickets for the show go on sale on August 31 through evitathemusical.com.au.