I sang four songs at Atlantis Rising’s opening, including Carmen’s Habanera and Seguedilla, and E Amore Un Ladroncello from Cosi Fan Tutte, plus Singgah Singgah, a prayer from Java, three of which you can gain access to at this site. All were a big triumph, thanks to the most gorgeous space and attentive, lovely audience. Not to mention, of course, the wonderful clothes chosen for me on the night.
Then on Saturday at Eurofest, I sang the National Anthem, Acappella. It was a triumph. The lady next to me whispered, ‘Perfect’. Being a blue-ribbon Liberal seat up there in Frenchs Forest, I was seated on stage just one seat away from Bronwyn Bishop and the State Minister for Planning. A surreal moment of my life, I have to say. I sang the words of the second verse ‘For those who’ve come across the seas we’ve boundless plains to share, with courage let us all combine to advance Australia fair,’ with extra passion.