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Elva Blair interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3043774
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Blair, Elva, 1917-, Interviewee
 
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Description 23 Dec. 1993 
3 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. 
Series

Esso Performing Arts collection.

Summary

Ms Blair, a singer and actress, speaks of having singing lessons with Amy Elvins; winning an untrained voice scholarship; singing training; joining the Gilbert and Sullivan Company; South Street competitions; Minnie Everett; touring New Zealand; her favourite roles; Ivan Menzies; roles played at short notice; rehearsals; conductors; union activity; her marriage; radio recitals; the Taits; importing English casts; contracts; Gladys Moncrieff's farewell; Max Oldaker; dancing in the Mikado; movement training at Denny Brennan's Ballet School; working at Myers during the Depression; Marie Bremner; the Gilbert and Sullivan Society; discussion of Ms Blair' s photographs.

Notes

Recorded in Canberra.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn3043774

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 39 leaves) 
Subjects Blair, Elva, - 1917- - Interviews.  |  J.C. Williamson (Firm)  |  Sopranos (Singers) - Australia.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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