Lorraine Melia, originally from Glasnevin and now living in Castleknock, Dublin, will perform in City Hall, Cork on Friday 7 June.
Lorraine works in the home. She is married to Sean and they have 4 children ranging in age from 6 to 18. For Lorraine, the chance to sing with the RTÉ NSO and the three sopranos 'will be a dream come true'. All through her school and teenage years her 'life was singing' before she did the 'sensible thing' and took a job in the Civil Service. Marriage and motherhood followed. She says: 'I lost my voice to motherhood and in losing my voice I lost my confidence.' Now, she 'would love an opportunity to sing again, to make my family proud and to find myself again.'