Soprano, who famously sang the Queen of the Night on horseback, receives the Order of Australia.

Merlyn Quaife, the plucky soprano renowned for her unconventional career choices, has ben recognised in the Queen’s birthday honors for her services to music. The Opera Australia favourite left viewers agog on Lipizzaners with the Stars, when she combined her love of music with her passion for horses by she singing the fiendishly difficult Queen of the Night’s aria while riding.

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