Lawyer moves into a new aria

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WA Opera prin­ci­pal so­prano Har­riet O’shan­nessy was in a court­room one Fri­day and at a WA Academy of Per­form­ing Arts course the fol­low­ing Mon­day.

The Merry Widow per­former stud­ied and worked in crim­i­nal law be­fore de­cid­ing to fol­low her dream of be­com­ing an opera singer.

“I love it (law) and I still miss it but I thought if I don’t go to WAAPA now I’ll re­gret it,” O’shan­nessy said at At­las Pearls’ Diva Deca­dence even­ing re­cently.

“It was a nice change.

“I miss the crim­i­nal lawyers. They're very fun. I ab­so­lutely made the right de­ci­sion.” an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions for Wheels & Doll­baby, a run­way show from Rachel Gil­bert and a show­case from Parker & Co.

Di­rec­tor Mariella Har­vey-han­ra­han said this year’s cal­en­dar would con­tinue to push bound­aries.

Last year, more than 45,000 peo­ple at­tended more than 68 events across 23 venues.

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