Throughout the twentieth century, New Zealand has provided the world with some of its finest operatic talents, many of whom are idolised abroad but largely unknown at home. This book is a celebration of their achievements. The careers of nineteen international singers are described by Adrienne Simpson and Peter Downes, with fascinating insights into their motivation, their methods of coping with pressure, their views on other performers and their attitudes to their homeland.
283 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
(c) Adrienne Simpson and Peter Downes 1992