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Light fantastic, Laurie Atkinson

The Pollards: A family and its child and adult opera companies in New Zealand and Australia 1880-1910 Peter Downes Steele Roberts, $39.95, ISBN 1877228737 Shakespeare got in a snit with them and had Rosencrantz compare them to noisy young birds…
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On the world’s opera stage: 19 New Zealand singers, Roger Flury

Southern Voices; international singers of New Zealand Adrienne Simpson and Peter Downes, Reed Books, Auckland, 1992, $45 The timing of Adrienne Simpson’s and Peter Downes’s admirable Southern Voices could hardly be more propitious. With opera in New Zealand once again…
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