Adelaide Festival Centre is thrilled to announce iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and consummate performer Tina Arena AM will take on the role of Artistic Director for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and accomplished international performer, incoming Artistic Director Tina Arena’s work has ranged from musical theatre (most recently playing the lead role of Eva Peron in the Australian production of Evita), to classical, rock, pop, dance and even indie.

She has shared the stage with world-renowned artists including Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli and Antonio Banderas.

Tina Arena is one of Australia’s highest selling artists, having sold over 10 million records worldwide and singing in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Her musical theatre credits include the West End production of Chicago in 2007 as Roxie Hart and in 2002 she played the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Sydney’s State Theatre.

Tina Arena’s remarkable career began at the tender age of eight as a favourite on Young Talent Time where “Tiny Tina” with the big voice became a household name. Voted Australia’s greatest female singer of all time in 2013, Tina’s stunningly powerful voice remains unparalleled after 40 years in the industry and she has inspired generations of Australians, paving the way for upcoming Australian female artists to reach new heights within the Australian music industry.

“I am so looking forward to getting stuck into programming next year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival as Artistic Director and working with some incredible artists I’ve come to know, love and respect over my decades working in Australia and internationally." Tina Arena, 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director

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