One of the exciting performers to be featured is contemporary opera singer Caitlin Cassidy, performing as Disgrace Kelly (pictured top left). Caitlin will be singing an operatic version of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ (2001). Caitlin promises echoes of Glenn Close’s Alex Frost in Fatal Attraction (1987) in her interpretation, enhancing the already-intense sentiments expressed in the song:
‘There’s a dark secret in me / Don’t leave me lost in your arms / Set me free / Feel the need in me’
Caitlin, who is 24 years old, studied opera at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), recently completing her masters. She is currently a Young Artist with the West Australian Opera Company. On the side, she also performs as the cheeky and irreverent Disgrace Kelly with the burlesque troop Sugar Blue Burlesque.
Caitlin says that although she is passionate about conventional opera, ‘there’s only so many opportunities’, so her cabaret work is ‘a way to extend my possibilities as a performer’.