Monday December 11, 2017 6:27 pm


YOUR GATEWAY TO OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
FanFaire celebrates DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND & MAESTRO RICHARD BONYNGE
An exceptional partnership!

It all began in AUSTRALIA…

…in 1949, when a YOUNG WOMAN born with a love for singing– in Sydney 1926– gave up her secretarial job for a singing career; 1949/1950 – won Sun Aria and other competitions; shared Celebrity Concert stage with young pianist Bonynge; 1951 – gave a Farewell Concert accompanied by a young pianist named Richard Bonynge and made her first operatic appearance in the title role of Edward Goossen’s opera Judith; sailed for London, sang at Covent Garden, and the rest, as they say, is

HISTORY!
 

…in 1948, when A YOUNG MAN, born with a love for music–in Sydney, 1930– won the A.M.E.B. Scholarship for best young pianist in Commonwealth; 1950 – gave a joint Farewell Concert accompanying a young soprano named Joan Sutherland at the piano, sailed for London on a scholarship to the Royal College of Music; 1951- became official Sutherland coach and accompanist; 1963 – made formal conducting debut in Vancouver; today reigns as the…

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