Most opera stars face years of blood, sweat and tenors before they are discovered – but not gifted nine-year-old Anabella Amdur.

Soprano Anabella, aged 9, shares stage with opera star father
Andrew and Anabella

The talented nine-year-old has sung along with her father Andrew Amdur, a leading tenor, since she was aged two, and now the pair are to share the stage in what could be a world first.

Talented: Anabella Amdur started singing opera aged two Pictures: squaretomato
Talented: Anabella Amdur started singing opera aged two Pictures: squaretomato

Anabella and her father will appear together in the musical show Opera Come Strictly. Mr Amdur, 41, who arranged the production, believes it is the first time a father and daughter of such a young age have taken lead singing roles together.

‘From the age of two, she started to mimic me, and it has grown ever since,’ he said.

‘In the last couple of years, her voice has just become outstanding – she sings like a little professional.’

Backed by a 15-piece orchestra, the young soprano will be taking on classic pieces including O Mio Babbino Caro and popular favourites, such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, before joining her father in a few duets at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on April 21.

Mr Amdur, from Golders Green, north London, added: ‘She had got the voice of a grown up lady when she sings opera. When she comes out I think people are going to have a shock.’

Anabella was ‘very happy and excited’ ahead of her stage debut. Asked about her future ambitions, she said: ‘I want to sing’.