(Pete Pattenden, The Border Mail)
Move over Dames Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland and Kiri Te Kanawa for there's a new kid in town and she's done her apprenticeship.
Brisbane's Mirusia and her orchestra's performance last Sunday arfternoon at the Commercial Club was nothing short of sensational, spellbinding and jaw dropping. Her talent and commitment to her craft knows no boundaries so it was easy to see why Andre Rieu was so keen to get her onto his stage.
When she sang Ave Maria halfway through the show there wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium, including mine. Her joyous approach with her small but spectacular orchestra made everyone in the audience feel part of the show.
It's an extremely rare treat for performers of her calibre to happily mingle, chat, photograph and autograph at length after the show all while being 7 1/2 months pregnant. Wow! No matter what genre music floats your boat, you can't help be but gobsmacked by her.
To all involved in bringing the show to Albury on your way to world super-stardom, us music lovers say thank you and much, much appreciated.
Brizzy should be very proud and the reason Australia is called the lucky country is because we're lucky to have you. Your music will echo through the ages.