Nine year old John Colet School student Hamish MacLennan debuted at the Sydney Opera House in February with the opening of Opera Australia’s production of Carmen.
Hamish, who is the youngest in the opera’s 14 member children’s chorus, will perform a few times each week over the next two months, playing a gypsy urchin who leaps around annoying the soldiers and singing in the chorus items.
Hamish devoted his summer holidays to rehearsals and was very excited to start the actual performances this week.
“It’s the biggest thing he’s been involved with, aside from the school’s Shakespeare festivals each year,” his mother Eliza MacLennan of Bayview said, “It’s been a really good confidence booster for him.”
It’s a story of love and jealousy, and follows the irrepressible Carmen and the men that fall under her spell. There’s gypsy dancing, smouldering moments, plenty of colour and even a couple of cameos from real live horses.
Carmen is on at Sydney Opera House until March 29. Visit opera.org.au for tickets and more information
Hamish MacLennan,3rd from the left, is the youngest performer in the opera Carmen, currently on at the Sydney Opera House.