Photographs of opera singers

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[ca 1930s], 1950-1951, 1959-1991

Contains images of New Zealand opera singers collected during Peter Downes's research for the book `Southern voices' (1992). Most were taken in the 1950s-1990s period by unidentified photographers.

Most images show the singers performing as part of opera productions, in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and elsewhere. Additional performers appear in many images. Also some promotional portraits, backstage shots and photographs related to some of the singers' backgrounds.

Pencil and printed annotations identify many of the singers, productions and dates. Manuscript letter from Margaret Buist names the performers in one image.

Also includes ca 1930s portrait of Australian baritone Fred Tuohy, who taught one of the opera singers, Denis Dowling.

Arrangement: A large format portrait of Kiri Te Kanawa (originally PAColl-10159-69) is now at PAColl-10169-1

Quantity: 13 b&w original photographic print(s). 65 b&w copy photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin prints, manuscript

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Downes, Peter, 1928- : Photographs
13 b&w original photographic print(s), 65 b&w copy photographic print(s), Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Portraits, Group portraits, Silver gelatin prints, manuscript
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