See a wacky one-woman show in Canada's capital city
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 26 March 2012 17:42
If travellers are on the hunt for a unique experience during their holidays in Ottawa, there will be a special show at the Shenkman Arts Centre that adventurous theatre-goers simply must see. La Diva, performed by Natalie Choquette, is a different take on classical opera that leaves audiences indulging in side-splitting laughter.
Choquette is Canadian but was born to diplomat parents in Tokyo. This unique lineage has given her a worldly knowledge and a thirst for languages that she incorporates into her operatic shows. Donning colourful costumes and lavish make-up, Choquette often sings in her stunning soprano voice while showing off her humorous side through tricks. Performances in the past have included headstands, wild dancing and audience participation.
Canada's capital city has already embraced her work, as Ottawa University gave Choquette an honorary doctorate for her contributions to music and the arts. To date, she has released 10 albums of classic and contemporary original songs and cover tunes, many of which she is sure to perform at the show on May 12 at the Shenkman Arts Centre.