Anna O’Byrne might be quite at home performing Opera.
But her latest role, playing Eliza Doolittle, shows she is quite the fair lady, if this rehearsal of the song Wouldn’t It Be Loverly is anything to go by.
The Melbourne born performer was cast by Andrew Lloyd Webber to create the role of Christine Daae in Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.
Anna went on to play Christine in The Phantom of the Opera in London and was even the first person to perform the role in Russia, which was broadcast nationally from the Bolshoi Theatre as part of the Golden Mask Awards.
More recently she was in West Side Story in Melbourne, before returning back to the UK for a tour of Guys and Dolls and also appearing in Kings of Broadway in West End.
Anna now joins Charles Edwards, Robyn Nevin, Mark Vincent, Reg Livermore and a large cast in the latest production of My Fair Lady, being directed by Julie Andrews.
See more: Behind the scenes at rehearsals for My Fair Lady.
Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, for the 60th anniversary, is at the following venues:
Brisbane QPAC Lyric Theatre, opening March 19.
Melbourne Regent Theatre, opening May 16.
Sydney Capitol Theatre, opening August 24.
Bookings can be made through myfairladymusical.com.au.
What do you think of this sneak peek performance?