Operatic fun

COMEDY and opera will mesh in ear-shattering harmony when DivaLicious perform at this year’s Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre ball.

The ball brings the week-long Italian festival to an end and Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth from DivaLicious are looking forward to performing their James Bond spoof Licenced to Trill, an operatic cat fight where they try to out- sing each other.

• Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth from DivaLicious. Photo supplied

With voices powerful enough to shatter chandeliers, they’ll be belting out a mix of opera and pop in a show that promises dressing-room gossip and Hollywood glamour.

But what does it have to do with the Italian festival?

“It’s opera, so everything we do has an Italian flair,” Shaw says.

The ball is on Sunday June 3 in the Golden Ballroom of the  Pan Pacific Perth Hotel. There’ll be great toe-tapping music to kick things off at 6.30pm with crowd favourites Scorpio.

by JENNY D’ANGER

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