From PLC to Festival Della Valle D’Itria, Puglia, Italy

The evocative Spanish cadence of the castanets recently faded on the production of The Barber of Seville in which former Armidale mezzo soprano, Hannah Fraser, sang the maid, Berta. She then began final rehearsal ahead of an even greater challenge. Her current role is the lead as Angelina, in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, or the classic rags to riches story of Cinderella. Hannah will perform with a cavalcade of local children forming a human chariot to deliver her to the ball and her handsome Prince, Don Ramiro. The festival attracts international singers every year and runs for over three weeks in the languid summer warmth of southern Italy. It attracts thousands of opera lovers to swell crowds