Ali McGregor started her career as a principal soprano with Opera Australia in 2000 before running away with the circus as a cabaret performer in La Clique. Her own shows have toured internationally to Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
She was the co-director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival Director with Eddie Perfect from 2016-17, before being named as sole Artistic Director in 2018. Part of the show's magic is in bringing the Peruvian soprano to life. Ali McGregor explains the story of how she has come to acquire clothing and jewellery owed by the original songstress herself.