Lawyer moves into a new aria
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.