Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman will be bringing her opera talents to the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre [BMEC] on Friday, April 12.
Ms Sherman, who grew up in Bathurst, will be teaming up with the Australian Haydn Ensemble to perform a host of classical and baroque material featuring composers such as Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel.
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"The Australian Haydn Ensemble is full of musicians who have trained all over the world and it's fantastic to be able to bring this event to Bathurst," she said.
"There's a lot of people in the Bathurst community who have invested their time and effort into supporting me throughout my career."
Ms Sherman relocated to the United Kingdom in 2008, and has built up an impressive resume of accolades.
In 2011, she represented Australia at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, featuring among some of the finest international opera singers.
That same year, she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as one of over 300 prominent Australians living and working in the UK.
Ms Sherman said there is a substantial amount of commitment required to pursue a career as an opera singer.
"When I'm not doing concerts, I'm in my study practicing songs and it requires a lot of concentration and discipline," she said.
"It's a challenging but very rewarding career and there's nothing like the thrill of performing on stage."
Tickets for the performance are available from the BMEC website.