CECIL Park's Angela Benedetta Arduca will make her solo debut in the classic comic opera Albert Herring at the Sydney Opera House this Friday.
The 16-year-old soprano was selected by Opera Australia to take on the role of Emmie Spashett, the eldest of three children, in the production by Benjamin Britten.
Miss Arduca said she was ecstatic to be selected to perform in the blue-ribbon production.
"I was so excited, especially because there were at least 20 other people auditioning for the role. It was the most amazing experience ever," she said.
"It will be the first time I sing solo at the Opera House so it's definitely a dream come true."
Albert Herring is a wry but loving comedy about the charms and hypocrisies of English village life.
Every year in the village, the most virtuous girl is crowned May Queen, but this year, a boy is chosen — Albert Herring.
The opera classic entertains with its peek into the petty politics of community life in the town.
Miss Arduca said her role comprised being one of the "naughty kids" in the town.
"Albert is not a person who will speak up if someone is teasing him, so at first we tease him a lot because he's easy to make fun of," she said.
"I'm a bit nervous about performing solo at the Opera House, but I'm also really excited to be on stage in a couple of the scenes in the three acts of the production."