Launceston-born soprano Pamela Andrews returned home to put on a very special show.
Andrews performed on Saturday at Sandhill Aged Care Facility at South Launceston, where her beloved dad Norman is a resident.
Mr Andrews requested his daughter return to Launceston to perform for his peers.
She said the “popular” opera set featured “recognisable tunes".
The soprano said it was her first time performing a recital at an aged care facility.
Andrews, 32, returns to Launceston one or two times a year, having moved away when she was 18. However, she has returned more frequently to visit her parents recently, which has been “great”. Andrews is operations manager at Pacific Opera.
She also teaches singing and performs professionally.
“I guess it’s just lovely to bring something you’ve worked really hard for … to share with people that mean a lot to your family,” Andrews said.
“Even though it feels like work to me … it’s still a really special gift for people to hear, so it’s really great to perform for an audience who … don’t hear [opera] very often.”
She will also perform on Sunday, November 20 at 2pm at Holy Trinity Church, Cameron Street. Tickets available at the door: $15 adult, $10 concession, $30 family.