The soprano talks about her upcoming show DIVA, a funny and warm tribute to Joan Sutherland and June Bronhill.

What was the big idea behind your show Diva? What made you want to do it in this particular format?

When City Recital Hall approached me to do my very own show, I was extremely excited… I saw it as a great opportunity to celebrate our favourite Aussie divas, while showcasing the roles that brought them world-wide acclaim.

Do you see a theme, or a specific story threading through the different arias you will perform together?

Not many people know that June Bronhill followed Dame Joan Sutherland in the role of Donizetti’s  Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This is a thread throughout the show Diva!

How did Guy Noble get involved with Diva? What made you think of him for the role of compere?

I’m a great admirer of Guy Noble, as a conductor, a musician and radio announcer… he can also be very funny, he is writing the script for Diva!

Was it important to you to involve other Australian artists like Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska?

Yes, I’m thrilled with the fact that all our artists...

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