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A YOUNG WOMAN,

born with a love for singing,

in Sydney,

1926

...in 1949 - 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 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 - won the A.M.E.B. Scholarship for best young pianist in Commonwealth; 1950 - gave a Farewell Concert, 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

MASTER OF BEL CANTO

A YOUNG MAN,

born with a love
for music,

in Sydney,

1930

THEY MARRIED IN LONDON IN 1954
and forged the most successful
partnership in music
the world has known.

Photos courtesy of Maestro Bonynge




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