25 Years of Australian Opera by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

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April 1984, no. 59
Harold Love reviews '25 Years of Australian Opera' by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

25 Years of Australian Opera

by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

Oxford University Press, 180 pp, $22.50 hb

25 Years of Australian Opera by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

Reviewed by
April 1984, no. 59

That Neil Warren-Smith was a magnificent singer and actor I knew from having seen him in many Trust and Australian Opera seasons, including the very first in 1956. But his proneness to appear as czars, monks, ancient sages, field marshals and similar dignified personages had concealed from me that he was also a magnificent larrikin. This is a very welcome bonus of what is, sadly, a posthumous autobiography, talked with unblushing frankness down a tape recorder and presented with what seems to have been a minimum of intervention by Frank Salter.

Harold Love reviews '25 Years of Australian Opera' by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

25 Years of Australian Opera

by Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter

Oxford University Press, 180 pp, $22.50 hb

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