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[Interview with Lauris Elms, opera and concert singer] [sound recording] / [Interviewer: Michelle Potter]
Bib ID 2054810
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Elms, Lauris, 1931-
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1990 
6 tape reels (ca. 360 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 10 in. 
Summary

Elms speaks about performing Schubert; accompanists; family background; childhood; learning the violin; studying at Swinburne Technical College; early singing lessons; her own teaching methods; first singing competition; early recitals; National Theatre Company; opera orchestras and conductors; studying in Paris; joining the Royal Opera at Covent Garden; the role of directors in opera; Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge; Maria Callas; price of tickets for performing arts; June Bronhill; her husband; returning to Australia; recording of Peter Grimes in 1959; doing ABC concerts; situation of artists in Australia; concert dress and opera costume; doing opera with Sutherland and Bonynge for J C Williamson; touring with the Elizabethan Opera Company; the physical demands of performing; problems of a two career family; working as a freelance performer; performing with the Australian Opera; performing in Canada and Korea; dispute with the Australian Opera; Sidney Nolan production of Il Trovatore; split from the Australian Opera; aspirations for the future. -- Descarte N

Notes

Working duplicate and cassette copies made.

Recorded at the National Library of Australia on 4 and 5 December 1990.

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 147 leaves) 
Subjects Elms, Lauris, - 1931- - Interviews.  |  Contraltos - Australia - Interviews.  |  Women singers - Australia - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-

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