André Rieu plays in famous Australian soap

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World-famous violinist and orchestra leader André Rieu, the man some of you love and others love to hate, has really done it this time. The Australian soap Neighbours, which is very popular in the UK, is known for some odd storylines, but according to UK site LastBroadcast, “they have strayed from ‘a bit random’ into full-on WTF territory.”

And that’s where our man André comes in — at No. 1! We were already surprised when he got his own postage stamps in July, but now he can be seen coming out of a whale of a limo to serenade Paul and Rebecca on Ramsay Street with other residents join in the ballroom dancing. I’m at a loss for words and so was André when he was reading his lines (or so it sounds like).

(Link: lastbroadcast.co.uk, via nrcnext.nl, thanks Alex for the tip!)

5 Comments »

  1. Shark meet Neighbours?

    Comment by Branko Collin — August 7, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

  2. The only thing missing is Andre taking off in the Tardis at the end, while waving at the first Vogon Constructor ship descending from the skies o_O

    Comment by Eric — August 7, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

  3. I think it was fun to see André out of his comfort level and on a soap. He did this in good humor and his fans all got a kick out of it. Andre is like a RockStar in Australia, so I am certain this was the best ratings the show has had. I say good for Andre. Might as well have some fun in your life along with the work.
    *Also a congratulation to Andre, first time Opa, his son Marc & his wife Andrea have a new baby boy, Ivan.

    Comment by Sally — August 7, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

  4. http://andrerieufan.com/2009/03/24/andré-rieu-on-neighbours.aspx

    I meant to add that link to some photos of Andre as he rehearsed the part. :)

    Kindest Regards, Sally

    Comment by Sally — August 7, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

  5. […] is still very surreal: André Rieu plays in famous Australian soap and gets his own postage […]

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