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First Love is available now

Sydney 30 July 2015: Melbourne’s Monica Oriel, the voice behind Australia’s Cricket World Cup Grand Final win, has just released her debut album, First Love. Recorded with John Foreman, producer extraordinaire Simon Paul and the 68-piece orchestra Melbourne Youth Orchestra, her ten track classical crossover album is a showcase of operatic arias, Broadway musicals and old favourites with Monica’s trademark classical twist. This album is a culmination of years of classical training, real life experiences, and an incredible passion for classical crossover music.

Monica is an internationally broadcast classical crossover soprano, and has trained with some of Australia’s best vocal coaches. Born in country NSW, 27-year-old Monica has performed the Australian National Anthem at the Cricket World Cup, the Ashes, and two Boxing Day tests; where she sung Australia to victory in all matches, and also each series. She is undoubtedly Michael Clarke and the Aussie Team’s good luck charm.

On top of her national success, Monica was the only Australian to be chosen to perform at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Festival, and has performed in front of HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla. She has sold out solo concerts, performed personally for Andrea Bocelli and sung to thousands of people at the Hyde Park ANZAC Day Service in London.

The ten track CD includes Summertime, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Quando M’en Vo (Musetta’s Waltz) & The Prayer

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