Solo show­case puts Anna in the spot­light

Star set to per­form

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About - Douglas Dickie

Cam­bus­lang opera singer Anna Hey­wood is get­ting ready to show off her tal­ents in Glas­gow once more.

The 19-year-old is host­ing a con­cert on May 20 as she looks to en­hance her al­ready grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion.

Anna put on a con­cert last year to raise money to at­tend an opera school in Italy and is hop­ing this year’s event will be even bet­ter.

But she ad­mits there are some nerves. “I was over­whelmed last year by the sup­port of my fam­ily and friends, as well as peo­ple I didn’t even know,” she says.

“This is just a con­cert this time. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it but I am a lit­tle ap­pre­hen­sive about numbers and things like that.

“I will be very ex­posed and singing a tricky reper­toire. I’ll have per­form­ers from the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land to help me. It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing.

“Peo­ple have re­sponded re­ally well to me.

“Most of my au­di­ence has never heard opera but there will be some mu­si­cal theatre and jazz as well.”

Last year we re­ported that Anna starred in a pro­duc­tion of ‘The Mar­riage of Fi­garo’ in a theatre just out­side Paris. It went on to be per­formed in Lon­don.

She also sang in front of an au­di­ence of thou­sands in Wales when sup­port­ing the Lon­don Welsh Male Voice Choir.

But her fo­cus is on her de­gree. Anna is study­ing his­tory and Ital­ian at Glas­gow Univer­sity.

“There has been a lot go­ing on,” she said, “but I’ve also got to fo­cus on my ex­ams. I’m half­way through my de­gree.”

The show takes place at Ren­field St Stephen’s on Glas­gow’s Bath Street. Tick­ets are priced at £10/£15 and can be bought from www.eventbrite. co.uk or on the door.

On song Anna Hey­wood

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