A schoolgirl is hoping to be the next Katherine Jenkins when she takes her place at the Royal Opera House.

Blaize O’Callaghan, 11, has been selected to join the prestigious venue’s youth company to train as an opera singer.

The youngster who lives at Waltham’s Cross went through a rigorous selection process and is one of just five to be selected out of 2,000 applicants.

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