Jet lag and a two-year-old child aren’t an ideal combination for an opera singer who has just one day to recover from the flight from Europe to Australia. But Nicole Car seems to be handling it remarkably well.

“We were lucky this time. On the second flight, Noah slept a good seven-and-a-half hours so even if you don’t sleep all the time at least you get some downtime,” says the much-loved Australian soprano, looking bright-eyed, alert and relaxed.

“Nicole is an...

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