Returning by popular demand, following an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season and a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House in 2017, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band are returning to the Sydney Opera House for one show only on Monday 11 February 2019. D’Arrietta and his band offer a stirringly personal celebration of the late, legendary Cohen, offering distinctive arrangements of his most iconic music.

Driven by D’Arrietta’s raw vocal style, these are arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer songwriter’s most powerful works, performed by world-class musicians. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D’Arrietta’s trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of the world’s most enigmatic songwriters. This is Cohen’s music as you’ve never heard it before.

“It is a testament to D’Arrietta’s devotion to keeping Cohen’s music relevant that he continues to play to packed houses. Cohen himself would surely have paid to see this one.” – DAILY BUSINESS


“(D’Arrietta) and his extraordinary band bring Cohen’s songs to life in a way that surpasses mere imitation, altering arrangements and infusing them with a new energy that drives the emotional narrative of the show.” – The Adelaide Advertiser “Very, Very Fun…. D’Arrietta sounds like someone has soaked his lungs in whisky and set them alight.” – BROADWAY BABY

“A dynamic singer with a gravelly voice – imagine Tom Waits with overtones of Joe Cocker – and a wicked line in jokes and stories, D’Arrietta is the full package both as musician and entertainer.” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (Australia)

“Certainly worth your time….particularly for the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in live performance.” – AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW

“A fine performer in his own right and a terrifically skilled band….expect paced-up songs, expect tango and Texas, hard rock and enough overlap with Cohen’s own style to satisfy, surprise and delight.” – FRINGE REVIEW “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”

“Real musicians with a strong set, beautiful singing range, slick and sartorially tuned-out (Stewart D’Arrietta) has a phenomenal presence, no doubt about it.” – DEADLINE NEW.

Stewart D’Arrietta and his 7 piece band will be performing Cohen’s hit songs - including the heartrending “Suzanne”, the iconic ”Tower of Song”, the seductive “I’m Your Man”, the rousing “Hallelujah”, “Dance Me To The End Of Love”, “Bird On A Wire”, “So Long Marianne”, plus many more.


Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

Monday 11 February, 7.30pm