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M'boro mum and daughter chosen for opera project

Talented mother and daughter singers, Cherie Landamore-Harper and Nicolette Harper auditioned for an Opera Queensland production.
Talented mother and daughter singers, Cherie Landamore-Harper and Nicolette Harper auditioned for an Opera Queensland production. Robyne Cuerel

A SINGLE phone call has changed a Maryborough family's life forever.

Mother and daughter Cherie Landamore-Harper and Nicolette Harper found out they were both successful in Opera Queensland's Project Puccini auditions.

The talented twosome will star alongside 46 other locals when opera La Boheme hits the Brolga Theatre on August 20.

"They rang and said Nicolette had gotten in," Cherie said.

"They had a big long list and couldn't find my name ... and then they called back."

While Nicolette's name was top of the list with the other sopranos, Cherie had scored a place with the typically male tenors at the bottom of the page.

"It was a thrill," Cherie said.

"We've been in a couple of the local musicals together ... but it's exciting we'll be learning something together."

August will be a musical month for Cherie, who is also the vocal convenor at the Maryborough Eisteddfod.

"Four days after the Eisteddfod finishes, La Boheme is on," she said.

Nicolette said she found out she'd been successful by overhearing her mother on the phone.

"It was really exciting because I'm not from an opera background," she said.

"The fact that it's in Maryborough means people who've never seen the opera before ... have the chance to come and see it."

Topics:  opera queensland




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