On the Couch with Amelia Farrugia

Amelia Farrugia DIVA AAR On the CouchWho is Amelia Farrugia?
A vivacious star Soprano who was born to perform. A generous, kind and loving Mum, a warm and wonderful friend, a leader and an inspiring teacher.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
If I had my time again… I’d be working in Media and Communications. However I am blessed to work in Music.

Who inspires you and why?
Dame Marie Bashir; she is one of the most intelligent, graceful and exceptional women I’ve ever met. Cate Blanchett; an extraordinary Mother, Wife, Talent, role model for young women. My dear Mum & Dad; they are still together, they have worked incredibly hard and have raised 4 children.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’d love to help educate & bring greater awareness to Mental Health issues & family struggles.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
The Amalfi Coast – spectacular beauty!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to and why?
Taronga Zoo for the stunning view of Sydney Harbour and of course the animals!

What are you currently reading?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

What are you currently listening to?
Arias of Dame Joan Sutherland and June Bronhill – two of the greatest-ever Aussie DIVAS!

Happiness is?
Seeing my 15 year old son laughing, cuddles, singing, being with the people I love, playing tennis with friends, a Yoga or Pilates class, walkies with my dog on the beach, communing with nature, being under the doona on a rainy day, being at peace with myself.

What does the future hold for you?
Loving, Mothering, Grand-Mothering, Remarrying, Performing, Teaching, Growing my business; Sydney Sings Pty LTD, Mentoring, Healing, Travelling, Growing, Thriving, Laughing!

An uplifting celebration of Australian divas June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland, Amelia stars in DIVA at Sydney’s City Recital Hall on Friday 25 August 2017. For more information, visit: www.cityrecitalhall.com for details.

Image: Amelia Farrugia (supplied)