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Meet the Artist: DivaLicious with Penny Shaw

25 May 2016

An Interview with Perth's Opera talent, Penny Shaw

DivaLicious - the ultimate team up of Penny Shaw and Fiona Smyth comes to Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday 14 June to host our final performance in the Morning Music Series. Ahead of the concert we had a quick little Q&A with wonderfully talented Penny Shaw. 

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How did you meet each other?

We met when we were both singing in the chorus of WA Opera in 2001. We eyed each other with much suspicion having both recently moved over from London and both singing soprano.

 

When did you start performing together?

We decided to start DivaLicious in 2011, joining forces as singers and combining our various skills and our similar sense of humour.

 

What artists do you draw inspiration from?

We draw inspiration from every soprano we’ve ever known...we are all battling it out for the spotlight! Vocally we love Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, comedy wise, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in Ab Fab.

 

What are you looking forward to most about performing at Perth Concert Hall's Morning Music Series?

We are both very excited about performing our own show, on stage at the Perth Concert Hall, definitely something to tick off the list. We also love the Morning crowd, they are always up for a good time!

 

Where else can we expect to see the Divalicious team in the future?

Glad you asked this one...we are performing DivaLicious – Licence to Trill! at the Sydney Opera House, July 22, 23rd 2016 and we will be back on stage with WA Opera in The Pearl Fishers in November.  

 

Get your tickets to DivaLicious - Opera Rocks! happening on Tuesday 14 June 2016 as part of our Morning Music Series now.