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Sarcastically romanticising Mozart as her boyfriend

Posted on: Sat 18 Jul 2020

Tailem Bend’s own Comic Soprano Janet Hattam has reemerged to offload a blended mixture of stand up comedy and classical music symphonies, all in the name of professing her undying devotion for a 18th century composer.

Mozart definitely would’ve been my boyfriend was Hattam’s latest foray at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival where she recounted her unfathomable knowledge on the Austrian orchestral protégé, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart using perfectly pitched operatic and comedic percussions subverting from her lived experience with Multiple Sclerosis.

Hattam explained to De-Stigmatised‘s Jarad why her romanticised affliction for Mazart regaled her to change her whole outlook on life, love, intimacy and regrets after being diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease as an adult which almost derailed her career.



Produced by Jarad McLoughlin

Photo supplied with permission from Janet Hattam

Jarad McLoughlin

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