EXPECT to see Hannah Burton's name up in lights alongside opera's Pavarotti, Callas and Caruso.
The young singer has landed an Opera Australia Regional Vocal Scholarship that will see her taught by world-renowned artistic, music, drama and language coaches.
Plus, she'll spend time backstage at the Sydney Opera House before she performs in front of artistic director Lyndon Terracini.
It all started with a Barbie movie, Hannah said.
"There's a scene where this fluffball sidekick character eats a fruit and starts singing the Aria of the Night from The Magic Flute," she said.
"I would sing along with it.
"My mum always wanted to be an opera singer so she brought me up on it, my dad would play Meat Loaf and ACDC and my mum would play us Bach at bedtime."
The Oxley High School Year 12 student is one of four singers chosen to take part in the program after a vigorous selection program.
Hannah sung musical theatre until the last two years when she took up opera.
To win the scholarship she had to send in two videos of herself singing, and then apply the feedback from Opera Australia's Regional Children's Chorus master Mark Connors to make it through to the final round.
Just like an athlete, Hannah needs at least 15 minutes to warm up before she sings.
"It's like if you were running a race, you need to warm up your body so you don't have injury and can work to your full potential," she said.
"I stay away from dairy or anything too heavy to eat - I try to do it all the time but I love chocolate."
There's a number of different voice types and Hannah was lucky enough to have an operatic voice.
There was no point singing rock music if she was going to sound like a classical singer anyway, so two years ago she gave in.
"I'm excited to understand what goes into creating an opera or being an opera singer," she said.
"I know there's a lot of hard work and practice, but how they do it, and you're learning from the best so I'm ready to get my notebook and write down everything I see."