FROM pottering around in her Brisbane garden to dazzling audiences in stadiums across the world, Australian-born soprano Mirusia takes fame in her stride.
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Nicknamed the Angel of Australia, Mirusia, 31, climbed to fame after she [was] taken under the wing of Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu, touring with him around the globe as his star soprano for the past nine years.
"I'm about to leave to have a concert in Maastricht in the Netherlands and then I am on tour again with Andre through the UK in December,” Mirusia told APN on the eve of her tour, which takes in London's Wembley Stadium and Dublin's O2 Arena.
Mirusia will return home in early January for four shows, kicking off at Twin Towns with her new solo album This Time Tomorrow, performing with her orchestra and presenting a number of well-loved songs.
"It doesn't matter how big the audience is as long as they are having a good time,” she said.
"The focus is on the want and the need of a brighter tomorrow.
"The whole thing is a dedication to my audience; for them to come and relax for a couple of hours and forget about the world and think about a brighter tomorrow. Music helps us to forget about our troubles in that moment when we close our eyes and drift away with the music; it can transport you away for a few hours.”
The show follows her sell-out success at Twin Towns a year ago.
"Twin Towns wanted me back again to do the same show because they loved it so much, but we are changing it up a bit,” she said.
"There will be different music and different artists on stage and I have with me two special guest vocalists, my backing vocalists.”
When not on stage, the star star, who has released five solo albums and whose version of 'Ave Maria' has secured 25 million views on YouTube, likes nothing better than to potter around her Brisbane garden.
"I love to be home and with my friends here in Australia,” she said.
"I love to hang out at home and just do a bit of gardening... and just being at home with my husband and pretend we are just normal people before I set off again.”