A career in opera took Pamela Andrews to Sydney, but the Launceston soprano hasn’t forgotten her roots.
The trip back to Tasmania is a refreshing change from Sydney’s demanding pace for the operations manager of Pacific Opera.
“I’m so time-poor in Sydney, it takes ages to get anywhere, and yet in Launceston it’s literally five minutes, it’s great,” she said.
Ms Andrews is returning to perform in Launceston this Sunday afternoon at 2pm, at the Holy Trinity Church on Cameron Street.
She will be accompanied by pianist Amanda Caletti, with guest pianist Christoffel Zuiddam, performing a program of music including Schubert and Strauss, with arias by Mozart, Korngold and Britten, and contemporary Australian and American artsongs.
Before that, she is performing at Sandhill Aged Care Facility on Saturday.
Her father Norman Andrews lives at Sandhill, and asked his daughter to put on a small recital at the facility.
“As proud parents do, they talk about their daughter the opera singer, so I was more than happy to do that,” Ms Andrews said.
She decided to hold another concert for the general public as well, and will be donating 20 per cent of the door takings to the church.
It will be an entirely operatic weekend in Launceston, with an opera gala also to be held at the church on Saturday night, performed by EsqueOpera from 7:30pm.
- Pamela Andrews in concert, 2pm Sunday at Holy Trinity Church, Cameron Street.
- Tickets at the door, $15 adult, $10 concession, $30 family.