Guide to the Australian Performing Arts Programs and Ephemera (PROMPT) Collections in the National Library of Australia

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Collection Summary

Title
Australian Performing Arts Programs and Ephemera (PROMPT) Collections in the National Library of Australia
Date Range
1880 - 2019
Collection Number
EPHT1
Extent
5269 collections
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Printed Collections

Introduction

Arrangement

For ease of searching, the listing of the Library's holdings of Australian performing arts programs and ephemera has been grouped as follows:

Individuals

Groups and Organisations: includes associations, bands, ensembles, companies and orchestras

Performances and Events: includes revues, awards, festivals and musicals

Venues: includes theatres, clubs and restaurants

Subject areas

Purpose

The purpose of this guide is to provide researchers with an overview of and links to the National Library of Australia's Australian performing arts programs and ephemera holdings.

Viewing our holdings

Most of these items are available for viewing in our Special Collections Reading Room. In order to request items you will need to be registered as a reader, which can be done online. Items need to be requested online via the Library's catalogue prior to your visit.

If you are unable to visit the Library in person, you can access information about our holdings via the Library's catalogue. Following is a list of all of the Library's Australian performing arts holdings. Each entry is linked to the individual catalogue record which provides a description of the holding and a link to finding aids and digitised images, where available.

Overview

The National Library of Australia holds a significant group of collections of Australian performing arts related material acquired from different sources over many years. As a whole, these collections offer researchers and patrons a valuable window into the performing arts and cultural life of Australia from the late 1880's to now.

The Australian Performing Arts Programs and Ephemera (PROMPT) Collections hold a wide variety of material relating to prominent individuals, groups and organisations, venues and performances.

The individuals featured include opera singers, actors of stage and film, comedians and musical acts. The groups and organisations include orchestras, popular and rock music groups, ensembles, associations, companies and schools. Performances include musicals, recitals, plays, awards and revues. Venues vary from nationally and internationally known to local and small town spaces.

The material is largely comprised of programs, with some collections containing flyers, magazines, tickets and other souvenir items. Many PROMPT listings are based on imperfect holdings and is updated as gaps in the Library's holdings for this artist are filled.

Item Descriptions

Class. Groups and Organisations

Collection. 7 Sopranos

The 7 Sopranos are an Australian female vocal ensemble which are known for their high-impact presentation of a largely classical/operatic repertoire, with spectacular lighting and a high glamour wardrobe. They present a fusion of contemporary and classic style, and have toured Australia and Asia. Their debut album was released by ABC Music, and reached at No. 2 on the ARIA charts in 2013. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. ABBA

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. AC/DC

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 1585

Internationally renowned musical institution, founded in 1585. Today the organisation consists of an academic organisation, a symphony orchestra and chorus. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Acrobat, 1995

Founded by Simon Yates and Jo-Ann Lancaster in the mid 90's, the Australian ensemble Acrobat blends astonishing acrobatic techniques with a higly personal vision on modern society. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adelaide Liedertafel

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adhoc Baroque (ensemble)

Adhoc Baroque is a Canberra-based ensemble performing well- and lesser-known baroque repertoire in a one-per-part format. The core ensemble consists of Greta Claringbould (soprano), Maartje Sevenster (alto) and Peter Young (continuo), recruiting additional musicians as required per programme. The group was formed in 2016. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. African Footprint, 2003

South African musical including dancers singers and drummers celebrating Africa's history, spirit and culture. Associated with several performances in Australia in 2003. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Aim 4 More, 1993 - 1997

Indigenous Australian band from Brisbane, QLD. Members included Troy Brady, Harry Whaleboat, Michael Tuahine, Rodney Stuurman, Wynyard Davis, Jonathan Bullen and Ross Johnson. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Air Supply

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alliance Francaise

Grant Company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. ANZAC Coves

Royal ANZAC coves, a recital company performing charity reitals in 1918-1920's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Apex Antics

Revue's run by the Apex club from 1930-1960 were called Apex Antics, they often supported the club, Legacy or another charity and had a number of performers both minor and major celebrities of the time. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1871 - 2022

Art Gallery of NSW is located in Sydney NSW, and founded in 1871. The organisation aims to make art and culture more accessible and an aspect of daily life. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arts Projects Australia, 1974

Organisation to support, promote and advocate for Australian artists with intellectual disabilities. They operate a studio in Northcote, VIC and a gallery in Collingwood, VIC. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Associated Artists, 1950 - 1990

Production and presentation company active 1950-1990. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Atmasphere, 1991 - 2000

Australian jazz ensemble, made up of David Jones (drums and percussion), Daryl Pratt (vibraphone and effects), Adam Armstrong (bass), Carmen Warrington (vocals) and Dev Gopalasamy (guitar). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ausdance

National Dance Company that includes a number of smaller dance organisations from each of the states and territories and provides insurance for them. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australia Pro Arte

Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra is a chamber orchestra from Melbourne, VIC who specialise in music from the baroque era. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Air Aces

"The Australian Air Aces featuring Ernest Staig with his Incomparable Daredevils of the Air, Flying Motor Cyclist and Aerial Gymnasts" -- description in program: The Grand Theatre of Varieties, Churchgate Bolton, United Kingdom, for Monday, August 12, 1946. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Baroque Brass

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Bee Gees

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Choral Conductors Education & Training, 1996 - 2022

The ACCET aims to provide education, information, awareness and engagement for choral conductors of all levels. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Crawl, 1978 - 1986

Rock band from Australia, whose original members were James Reyne, Brad Robinson, Paul Williams, Simon Binks and David Reyne. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Creightons (novel eccentricities)

Jugglers and acrobats, active circa 1910s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Doors

Doors tribute act. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Friends of Shakespeare's Globe, 1980 - 1992

Shakespeare group active in 1980-1992. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian International Conservatorium of Music

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Jazz Archive

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Legion of Ex-servicemen & Women, 1944

Organisation made up of former Australian Defence Force members. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Made Entertainment

Australian Made Entertainment is an independent arts organisation based in New York City, which is dedicated to bringing Australian works to the United States. It was founded by Kathleen and Matthew Foster. Australian Made Entertainment produces theatre and film with a distinctly Australian flavour, featuring Australian artists, writers and entertainment professionals. Importantly, this organisation introduces American audiences to emerging Australian talent, as well as providing opportunities for Australian performers, directors and other entertainment professionals. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Museum, 1827

The Australian Museum, founded in Sydney in 1827, has presented and sponsored a number of performances and events in Australia, specifically between 1994 and 1996. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Musical Association

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Musical Foundation in London

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Performing Arts Market, 1997

An organisation to help Australian artists in theatre, dance and experimental art with opportunities nationally and internationally. Specifically, they have run showcase events in Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Teachers of Dancing

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Waites

Billed on the 1926 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, B.C. program as "World's greatest stock whip manipulators and boomerang throwers." Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Australian Wind Virtuosi

Musical group who performed on 9 April 1989 at Boardwalk Studio (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. AustralianPlays.org

AustralianPlays.org is an initiative of the Australian Script Centre, which is a non-profit organisation which has been selectively collecting, promoting and distributing contemporary Australian plays in manuscript form since 1979. The Australian Script Centre grew out of an initiative of Barbara Manning and the Salamanca Theatre Company, called the Salamanca National Script Resource Centre. It ran successfully throughout the 1980s, and in 1993 separated from the Salamanca Theatre Company to become the Australian Script Centre. It is recognised by the Australia Council for the Arts as a Key Organisation providing essential infrastructure services to the theatre sector, and is a significant cultural and historical resource. The Centre also houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of unpublished contemporary Australian playscripts in the world. AustralianPlays.org is an ecommerce website providing playwrights a global distribution and marketing network for their work as well as giving producers across the world a simple access point for professionally written and production-ready Australian plays. It also supports the work of drama educators, students, and theatre companies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Avalon Stars

Adelaide based Music revue company, active in the 1950s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ayres Baroque

Baroque ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bale Foclorico da Bahia, 1988 - 2022

Folk dance company, who perform song, dance and stories from the people of Bahia. The company tours frequently across the world, including performances in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Balkana the music of Bulgaria

Bulgarian music collective. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ballarat Liedertafel

Musical group which performed in the Alfred-Hall, Ballarat 10 May 1884. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ballet Rambert, 1947 - 1949

Founded in 1930 by Marie Rambert. The understated style of the company owes its heritage to many influential dancers such as I.Duncan, Jacques-Dalcroze, Diaghilev and Nijinsky. The small company of thirty dancers arrived in Australia, October 1947 in association with the British Council as the first major overseas ballet company to visit Australia after World War II. Their impact on ballet here was significant, recruiting Australians for their tour as well as taking some of them to England. Australians who had important careers included Cecil Bates, Charles Boyd, Ann Somers (or Kathleen Gorman), David Hunt. Several of the English dancers remained in Australia such as Margaret Scott, Rex Reid and Joyce Graeme whose influences were significant. The company's repertoire included contemporary works by English choreographers such as Frederick Ashton and Antony Tudor. Their tour was extended from six to fifteen months with two seasons in Australia and one in New Zealand. In that time they gave over 500 performances of 33 ballets, introduced 26 new English creations as well as reviving several classics. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Ballets Russes

The Ballets Russes is a generic name given to a succession of ballet companies which emerged in Europe after the demise of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1929. The three Ballets Russes companies were formed for touring to Australia between 1936 and 1940. For the first tour in 1936-37 it was called Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet. For the second tour in 1938-39 it was called the Covent Garden Russian Ballet. For the third tour in 1939-40 it used three names, Colonel W. de Basil's Covent Garden Ballet; Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Company; The Original Ballet Russe. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Barton's Follies

Barton's Follies was a circus/vaudeville touring company which was begun by Roy Barton and his brother in 1932. The Follies toured New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand until Barton was declared bankrupt in 1954. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bauls of Bengal

Group of mystic minstrels of India. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bay City Rollers, 1964 - 2020

Scottish rock and pop band, who experienced very high popularity in the 1970s. The group was founded in 1964, and has been active off and on until 2020. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Beach Boys

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bell Shakespeare Company

Bell Shakespeare is an Australian theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare, his contemporaries and other classics. It was founded in 1990 by John Bell, and is Australia's only national touring theatre company. Its current practice is to tour three mainstage productions to each Australian state in each year, plus a variety of education programs. Rather than using Renaissance costumes and sets, the Company uses contemporary styles. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berlin Staatskapelle, 1570 - 2022

Orchestra from Germany, with roots dating back to 1570. Until 1918, the group was called Königliche Kapelle (German Orchestra). The orchestra has been lead by Daniel Barenboim since 1992. They performed in Australia on 14 and 16 March 1986 at Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW.

Collection. Bert Bailey Popular Dramatic Organisation

Albert Baileys (11 June 1968-30 March 1953) touring performance organisation. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Big hART

Big hart is an Australian arts and social-justice company. It was founded by playwright and director Scott Rankin and John Bakes in Burnie (north-western Tasmania) in 1992. The company initiates large scale, long-term community cultural development projects in disadvantaged communities in urban, regional and remote Australia. At the heart of Big hART's approach rests the idea, that "it's harder to hurt someone if you know their story". Hipbone forms part of the larger Yijala Yala Project which is supported and encouraged by cultural leaders and the creative talent of the community in the Pilbara. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bill Haley & His Comets, 1952 - 2022

Rock and roll band from US, also referred to as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (1952-1981 as Bill Haley and His Comets, and 1981-present as Bill Haley's Comets). The band was founded by Bill Haley in 1952, and had several popular songs between 1954 and 1956. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Black Voices

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Blondie, 1974 - 2022

American rock and new wave band, founded in 1974 by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. The group disbanded in 1982 and reunited in 1997. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Blue Grassy Knoll, 1996 - 2022

Gypsey-bluegrass 5 piece ensemble, founded in 1996 in Melbourne. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bond, 7 November 2004

All-female string quartet, who performed at the Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW in 2004. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Border Crossings

Border Crossings is an international performing arts company based in the United Kingdom, which specialises in combined arts performances fusing many forms of world theatre, dance and music. Since 1995, Border Crossings has collaborated with artists and companies from around the world, and has featured Indigenous Australian singers, choreographers, dancers, theatre companies, and filmmakers in its Origins Festival of First Nations. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brady Bunch

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Broadway Musical Comedy Company

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Broken Consort

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Broken Hill Centenary Committee

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Buckskin Brothers

Collection. Bud Atkinson's Circus & Wild West

Bud Atkinson's Circus and Wild West was an American circus and show imported by Bud Atkinson from San Francisco. It first appeared on the 16th of December, 1912, at Moore Park in Sydney, according to newspaper accounts, and may have been broken up and the related goods sold at auction in April of 1913. Featured acts included champion buckjump riders, Tex M'Cloud the American Lariat Expert; the De Coma Troupe of Aerial Artists; The Blanchetts ("bronco busters"); Dick Ford the famous clown from the Barnum and Bailey Circus; and Col. Wm. A. LaveII ("a scout and Indian fighter"). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bundanon and the Bundanon Trust, 1920 - 1999

Bundanon is a large home near Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, which was the home of the painter Arthur Boyd, and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. Bundanon was donated to the people of Australia in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, who believed "you can't own a landscape" and wanted to share the place that inspired them with everyone, along with the adjoining property which was owned by the Artist Sidney Nolan. The Australian Government established Bundanon Trust as a wholly owned Australian Government company limited by guarantee, with the Company holding the gift as a charitable trust. The Trust's Board of Directors reports directly to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, who in turn appoints the Chairperson and the Directors. Bundanon is now open to the public, and contains an educational centre, and constantly evolving studio space for artists and writers. There are currently four studios with attached residences and a writers cottage which are offered meritoriously to a select group of talented individuals from all over the world. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bushwackers, 1971

The Bushwackers are an Australian band, who perform folk and country music. The band was founded in 1971, at La Trobe University in Melbourne, VIC. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cadi McCarthy & Company

Cadi McCarthy & Company is a professional dance theatre company based in Canberra and Newcastle. The company has a mission to create professional dance theatre productions through narratives that incorporate dance, dialogue and humour which are based in real life situations that are relevant and accessible to the general public. Cadi McCarthy is a dancer, educator, choreographer and director who established the company in 2002. In 2014, Cadi founded Catapult dance in Newcastle, and developed the Flipside Project, a contemporary dance theatre program for young people aged 8 - 18, and emerging artists aged 18 - 26, from the Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter regions of New South Wales. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. California Youth Symphony

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Californian Minstrels

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cambridge Buskers, 1977 - 2007

British musical-comedy duo, made up of Michael Copley and David Adam Gillespie, founded in 1970s. They released several pieces of discography between 1977 and 2007. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Camerata Bern

Known for being an orchestra without a conductor, the Swiss Camerata Bern was founded in 1963. The group toured the world, including performing at Concert hall (Sydney opera House), Sydney in October, 1987. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Camerata of St John's

Choir group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Canadian Brass

Brass quintet from Toronto, Ontario. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Canned Heat, 1965 - 2022

Rock and blues band from America, founded in 1965 in Los Angeles by Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Canterbury Student Players, NZ

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Capella Corelli

Baroque chamber orchestra. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Capercaillie

Folk band from Scotland, founded by Doland Shaw and Karen Matheson in 1984. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carmen La Cuadra de Sevilla

Flamenco, Salsa group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cavalcade of Song

A song and dance recital by Ballet Petite, an amateur dance troupe. Includes a Russian style piece, a toyshop ballet, a jazz work and a dance choreographed to the theme of Christopher Robin, for the littlest dancers. The latter only performed at matines. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Celebrity Circuit

Harry Wren (1916-1973) was an entrepreneur producing variety entertainment in mid-twentieth century Australia. He first worked in cinemas and built up a chain of movie theatres in South Australia before venturing into live entertainment. By 1947 he claimed to be operating variety theatres in Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston, Geelong, Ballarat, Broken Hill and Brisbane, and presenting shows at the Empire and Palladium Theatres in Sydney and the Princess and King's Theatres in Melbourne. He operated various enterprises: Harry Wren Theatres Pty Ltd, Celebrity Theatres Pty Ltd, and Celebrity Circuit Pty Ltd. His operations were outside the auspices of J.C. Williamson Limited and the Tivoli Circuit, although he sometimes worked in association with them. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Celtic Crossroads, 2005

Music troupe featuring talent from Ireland, featuring singers, dancers and musicians. Their performances combine traditional Irish music with other genres, including jazz. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ceol Chiarrai

Irish production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ceoltoiri Maghlocha

Irish Band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chamber Made Opera

The Chamber Made Opera are a Melbourne based production company founded in 1988, who specialise in performance, sound and music. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chamber Strings of Melbourne

String group from Melbourne. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chanticleer

Chanticleer Productions is a presenting company from London, England, associated with a performance of Canterbury Tales in Phoenix Theatre, London on 21 March 1968. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cherniavsky trio, Leo, Jan and Mischel (chamber music trio)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Children's Hospital

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chorgemeinschaft Bohner

Long running (130 year) Berlin Choral group that has toured Australia a number of times. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chrome, 2007

Chrome is a singing trio from Australia. They performed in Melbourne, VIC 24 March 2007. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chunky Move

Chunky Move is an Australian contemporary dance company from Southbank, Victoria. It was founded in 1995 and debuted at the Melbourne International Arts Festival with artistic director Gideon Obarzanek. The company's diverse work has included stage, new-media and installation works, and it has toured internationally extensively. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cikagas Piecisu

Exiled Latvian satirical music ensemble from Chicago. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Circus Royale

Franz Gasser, a Swiss acrobatic trapeze artist, was brought to Australia by the Bullen Brothers Circus in the early 1960s. Gasser remained in Australia, and with his Australian wife Manuela established Circus Royale in 1971. Circus Royale prospered in the 1980's and toured to New Zealand and South East Asia. Franz Gasser was innovative, and introduced the first vinyl Big Top tent into Australia. The circus was taken over by Damian Syred in 2007. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cirque du Soleil

Includes Varekai kit from the 2006-2007 Australia & New Zealand tour. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. City of London Sinfonia

Musical organisation, known for their orchestra (which performs regularly), their health and social care work, and artistic programes. The orchestra was founded in 1971 by Richard Hickox, and was named the Richard Hickox Orchestra until 1979. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clancy Brothers

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clannad

Irish band founded 1970, who have performed in a number of genres, including folk, new-age, traditional Irish and smooth jazz. Their line-up (in 2021) is Ciarán Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan and Pól Brennan. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clarion Fracture Zone, 1988

Australian jazz ensemble, with present members Sandy Evans, Tony Gorman, Alister Spence, Lloyd Swanton and Toby Hall. They released 4 albums between 1990 and 1995, the first of which received an ARIA Award. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cold Chisel

Australian Pub rock band active 1973-present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cole's new varieties

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collegium Choristers

Choir group from USNW. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collegium Musicum Zurich

Music college in Zurich and performance group form from students. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collegium Vocale Cologne

German Vocal Group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Come Out

Youth Arts festival. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Comedie Francaise

French comedy production toured in 1988 and 1992. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Como Camerata

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Compagnie Maguy Marin

Organisation of interpreters, who have a focus on transmission. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Compagnie Preljocaj

French Production company and Touring company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Concentus Musicus Vienan

Austrian Baroque music ensemble based in Vienna. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Consort of Musicke

Consort of Musicke in a music group from Britain, founded by Anthony Rooley in 1969. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Consortium Classicum, 1966 - 2022

German chamber orchestra, founded in 1960s by Dieter Klocker. Performed in the Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW on 30 July 1983. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Co-Opera

Co-Opera is a professional touring opera company which was set up in 1990 with a principal objective to perform operas with regional/remote Australian communities as its main target audience. The key principals involved in the formation of Co-Opera at this time were David Cox, Tessa Bremner and Brian Chatterton. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Corrick Family

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Country Arts SA

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Critical Path

Presenting company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Crossfire

Performance group in Sydney. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Crusaid-Dance for Life

British Charity that provided assistance during the AIDs epidemic to people suffering from HIV/AIDS. Was absorbed into Terrence Higgins Trust in 2011. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dance Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dance Company, 1950

The Dance Company (NSW) was originally founded in 1969 as the dance-in-education group Ballet in a Nutshell by by Suzanne Musitz (Davidson). The group later changed its name to Athletes and Dancers, and Dance Company (NSW) in 1976. In 1979 the company was renamed the Sydney Dance Company by its new artistic director Graeme Murphy, who had joined the Dance Company (NSW) in 1976. Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia's most successful and well-known contemporary dance companies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dance Exchange

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dance North

Dance North is a contemporary dance company in Townsville, North Queensland which focuses on new Australian works. It originally began as the North Queensland Ballet Company in 1969, and in 1985 became fully professional and changed its name to Dance North. Since 2002 the company has toured both within Australia and internationally, including to London's Barbican Theatre in 2007. It is one of only a handful of regional dance companies in Australia, and primarily trains and performs in Townsville region but tours extensively. Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

Related material is held in the PROMPT collection under the North Queensland Ballet Company at http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn3530069.

Collection. Dance Works

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dancehouse

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. De Horde Speelt Wangedachte, 1980 - 1985

Dutch Production company or theatre group that toured Australia in early 1980s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. De La Guarda, 1998-06-09/2004-09-12T00:00:00+00:00

Argentinian theatre troupe who perform suspended from cables, above the audience. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Deep Blue, 2008 - 2022

Orchestra from Brisbane, made up of string and electronic instruments, as well as physical theatre, who remix various famous musicians. The group performed at State Theatre, Sydney, NSW 25 September 2008. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Def Leppard (musical group)

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. They have toured to Australia in 2008, 2011 and 2015. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Descendance

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander dance theatre company. They perform both contemporary and traditional dances, and have toured around the world. They currently have over 50 dancers, in addition to singers, didgeridoo players, traditional painters and storytellers. They were founded in 1993. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Deutsche Gastspieloper Berlin

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Die Brucke

Collective of expressionist artists from Germany, who have been acknowledged for their impact on modern art and expressionism. Formed 1905. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Die Kammermusiker Zurich

Swiss Ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dinawan Koori Productions

Dinawan Koori Productions was launched in Canberra in 1992 as Australia's first fully Aboriginal theatre company. The company's aim was to present locally written, directed and produced theatre. Its first production was Balaan Balaan Gwdha, written and directed by Richard Walley, and starring Ernie Dingo. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dire Straits

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Disney on Ice

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Distressed Actors Fund

Was Distressed Actors Fund from 1901-1930ish then became the Benevolent Actors Fund from 1930-present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Doppio Teatro

Production and presentation company active, 1984-2000. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Doug Anthony Allstars, 1962

The Doug Anthony Allstars (or Doug Anthony All Stars, DAAS, D.A.A.S.) are an Australian musical comedy, alternative rock and vocal group who initially performed together between 1984 and 1994. The band is an acoustic trio, comprising Paul McDermott and Tim Ferguson on main vocals and Richard Fidler on guitar and backing vocals. The 2014 DAAS Live reformation tour features Paul Livingston (aka Flacco) on guitar and vibes. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dracula's Cabaret Restaurants

Collection. Dramaturgical Services, 1992 - 1998

Dramaturgical Services Inc is a production company, associated with performances of various works of Shakespeare between 1992 and 1998. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dramsoc (UNSW)

UNSW Dramatic society. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Drum Drum, 2003 - 2005

Drum Drum is a world music group, associated with a number of performances between 2003 and 2005, including two self-titled events. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dudley Goldman Production

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. DV8

DV8 Physical Theatre was founded by Australian director, choreographer and dancer Lloyd Newson in 1986. The company specialises in dance and theatre, particularly in regards to development and experimentation. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Eclectic Pelican

Production company specialising in 'hybrid physical theatre'. Founded 1992. (quotes from https://www.eclecticpelican.com/) Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Edgley International Pty Ltd

Edgley International is a theatre and concert promotions company from Australia, first started in the 1930s by brothers Eric Edgley and Clem Dawe. It has also been known as Edgley & Dawe Attractions, Edgley Ventures, and Michael Edgley International. The company is noted for bringing to Australia many foreign acts not previously seen in the country, particularly dance companies from Russia. Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

See records of Edgley International held in the Manuscript collection: MS Acc07.149 [http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn4236038] and PROMPT file for Eric Edgley and Clem Dawe [http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn3527703].

Collection. Edgley, Eric and Dawe, Clem (comedians/directors/theatrical entrepreneurs)

English vaudeville brothers Eric Edgley (1899-1967) and Clem Dawe (d.1955) were invited to Australia in 1920 by J&N Tait to appear in a production of Sinbad the Sailor at King's Theatre, Melbourne. They were originally born Eric and Clem White, and changed their names in their early years to stage names. The partnership later toured Australia for theatre manager J. C. Williamson, and played in shows including Robinson Crusoe, Love Lies and So This Is Love, and then toured Australasia, the United Kingdom and South Africa, doing shows under various arrangements, and moving from performers to promoters. In 1951 they moved to Perth, Western Australia to manage His Majesty's Theatre, taking a lease on the venue in 1954. Clem Dawe died the following year. In 1958 the company purchased His Majesty's Theatre and undertook extensive renovation work. From the early 1960s Eric Edgley arranged tours to Australasia from Russian performing troupes including the Bolshoi Ballet, the Georgian State Dance Company and the Moscow Variety Theatre. Edgley also promoted local talent including the West Australian Ballet. Eric died in 1967 and management of the company was taken over his then 23-year-old son Michael Edgley. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Eifman Ballet

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Elision

Australian Ensemble later production company, active 1989-2008. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Encuentro Flamenco

Flamenco, Salsa group. Link to Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Engel Family

Family of performers. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ensemble Liaisons

Ensemble Liaisons is comprised of three internationally acclaimed musicians, Timothy Young (piano), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and David Griffiths (clarinet). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. EnsembLinx (group)

Melbourne-based group EnsembLinx perfoms Chinese, Japanese and Western art songs, Peking opera, and Huangmei opera. The group features Chinese-Australian tenor James Yang, and aims to link the audience with music from many cultures, particularly Asian. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Eric Dare Productions

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Esoteric Entertainment

Esoteric Entertainment presented "My Night with Reg" by Kevin Elyot in February 1998 as part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The play featured Graham Harvey, Steven Tandy, Sean Hall, Peter Flett, Jonathan Mill and Anthony Phelan, and was directed by Tony Knight. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Estampas Portenas, 2003

Estampas Portenas is an Argentinian dance company specialising in tango dancing. The company was founded in 1996 by Carolina Soler, a dancer and choreographer. The company performed at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, NSW 7-9 August 2003. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Eurythmeum Stuttgart, 1923

Training centre for art movement Eurythmy. The organisation was founded in 1923 by Marie Steiner, and was directed for several decades by Else Klink. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Everclear

American Rock Band, active 1991-present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Everly Brothers, 1951 - 2005

Musical duo from Iowa, America, who perform country-influenced rock music. The duo consists of brothers Isaac Donald 'Don' Everly and Phillip 'Phil' Everly. Active 1951-1973, 1983-2005. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Finn Brothers (Musical group), 1952

The Finn Brothers are a New Zealand musical duo consisting of brothers Neil and Tim Finn. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Five Australians

The Carmos as described for their 1907 show: "Australian Herculean novelty jugglers, an absolutely new and novel show. Just arrived in England. The sensation of the world." Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Flaneur's Dog Comedians

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Flederman, 1978 - 1989

Australian music ensemble, founded by Simone De Hann and Carl Vine. The ensemble plays contemporary music, and won an ARIA award in 1989. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Flemington and Kensington Liedertafel

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Florilegium, 16 November 1999

Ensemble of 16 members, who performed at 'A Portrait of Bach and his Times' at the Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW on 16 November 1999. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Four Capitals Folk Song

Union supported folk song group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Four on the floor, 1995 - 2004

Australian presenting and production country, associated with several performances in Australia between 1995 and 2004. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Four Tops

Singing quartet from Michigan, USA, who have been acknowledged for their contribution to Detroit's Motown sounded in the 1960s. They were originally named Four Aims, when they were founded in 1953. Their lineup has been consistent since their founding: levi Stubbs, Abdul 'Duke'. Fakir, Renaldo 'Obie' Benson and Lawrence Payton. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Friends of Chopin Australia

Friends of the Australian International Chopin Competition changed its name to Friends of Chopin Australia in 2012. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Fuller news

Theater and movie periodical, Ben and John Fuller; 1921- Aprox. 1935, mostly a mouthpeice for the theater - Fullers Theatres Sydney. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Fun and Follies Revue (theatre company)

The Fun and Follies Revue was probably an amateur group which presented variety shows to fundraise, under the organisation of Molly Brown [as per article in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 1932]. The 1930 program in this collection is to benefit "Graythwaite", a convalescent home, which was sold in 2009 by the New South Wales State Government, against the wishes of the original donor, sold the building to the nearby GPS school Shore, for $A35.2 million. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gadflys

Canberra based acoustic / punk / pop band featured on Good News Week. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gaelforce Dance

Irish Dance Group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gaiety Theatre Company

Gaiety Theatre champions theatre that is inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) characters. The organisation feels that visibility through performance can be a powerful tool to counteract prejudice and to reinforce pride within the GLBTQ community. Stephen Colyer is the Artistic Director of Gaiety Theatre. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Galapagos Duck

Jazz Group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gemischter Chor Germania

Mixed Choir Germania, Gemischter Chor Germania active between 1892-present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Georgia Minstrels, 1986

The Georgia Minstrels, aka The Georgia Jubilee Minstrels, are a production company that toured WA in 1896. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gipsy Kings

Flamenco, Salsa group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Glengarry Glen Ross

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was a swing dance band formed by Glenn Miller in 1938 which became one of the most well-known bands of the swing era. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and tours extensively, including to Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Glyndebourne Touring Opera

Glyndebourne Festival Opera is an annual opera festival held at Glyndebourne, an English country house near Lewes, in East Sussex, England since 1934. In 1968, Glyndebourne Festival Opera established a touring ensemble, Glyndebourne Touring Opera. The PROMPT collection features programs which feature Australian artists and performers appearing with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Gordon Frost Organization

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Goteborgs Brassband, Sweden

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Graham Parker and the Rumour, 1976 - 2015

British band comprised of lead singer Graham Parker, and back-up band The Rumour. In their early collaborations (1976-1980) they were referred to as Graham Parker and the Rumour. The band was active between 1976-1982 and 2011-2015. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Grainger Museum, 1882

The Grainger Museum is located at the University of Melbourne, and is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. Its collection contains objects directly related to Percy Grainger's career, such as scores and manuscripts, and as well as diaries, ethnographic objects, furniture, decorative arts, photographs, artworks, clothing and correspondence associated with, and collected by Grainger. Grainger began planning the Museum after his mother's death in 1922, and it was officially opened in December 1938. The building was designed by the University's architect, John Gawler of the firm Gawler and Drummond, in close consultation with Grainger. The Museum's historical and architectural significance is recognised by the building's inclusion on the Register of the National Estate and the Victorian Heritage Register, and its classification by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Grand Kabuki, 1600 - 2022

A Theatre group from Japan, who entertain audiences with a combination of music, dance, vocal performance and mime. The troupe originated in the 1600s, making it one of the oldest theatre troupes in Japan. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Green Mill Dance Project

Presentation dance company active in 1990s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Grishman-Ryce Duo of USA

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Guitar Trek

Guitar quartet, established in 1987. Members are Tim Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Matt Withers and Callum Henshaw. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Guitars Unlimited

Jazz Guitar Duo, 1980, Swedish guitarists Ulf Wakenius and Peter Almqvist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Guns n' Roses

Rock music group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Harding, McDonald, Munro Horn Trio

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Harlem Blackbirds

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team from USA, whose performances combine theatre, comedy and athleticism. Founded 1926. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Harp Consort, 1997

Ensemble directed by Andrew Lawrence-King, who perform Baroque opera from 16th and 17th centuries. They performed at the Concert Hall (Sydney opera House), Sydney NSW 28 May 1987. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Heidelberg District Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Her Majesty's Dramatic Coy

Musical and drama troupe active 1890's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

American band from the 1960s, active 1962-1969, led by trumpeter Herb Alpert. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hesperion XX

Swiss Production Company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Highwaymen, 1985 - 1995

American country music supergroup, composed of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hinge and Bracket

Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were the stage personae of the English musical performance and female impersonation artists George Logan and Patrick Fyffe, who toured to Australia under the title Hinge and Bracket. Active in theatre, radio and television between 1972 and Fyffe's death in 2002, this comedic partnership entertained the public in the guise of two elderly eccentric spinsters, living genteel lives in the village of Stackton Tressel and seemingly celebrating their former "careers" on the provincial operatic stage. The two ladies generally performed together, but on rare occasions did appear separately, although George Logan declined to continue the characterisation of Dr. Hinge after Fyffe died. Hinge and Bracket toured to Australia in 1976, 1980, 1988, and in 1989 with their show "The Importance of Being Earnest". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hogarth Puppets

Puppet theatre company from London, England, founded by Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth in 1932. The company was highly successful in Brittan, as well as abroad, particularly due to their long-running television series. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hollywood Ice Fantasy, 1947

Ice Skating Ballet performance troupe organisation that toured in 1947. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Honky Trash

Band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hoodoo Gurus, 1981 - 2022

Rock music band from Sydney, Australia. Current members are Dave Faulkner, Brad Shepherd, Nik Rieth and Richard Grossman. The band was formed in 1981, took a hiatus from 1998 to 2003. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hooley Dooleys, 1996

Australian children's performer's and musicians, formed 1996 and disbanded 2009. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Horderian Entertainment Unit

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Horderian Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Hotel Pro Forma

Dutch production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Human Nature

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Humming Birds

Capella group 1990s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. I Musici, 1976 - 2012

Chamber orchestra from Italy, who have performed multiple times in Australia in Adelaide (18 October 1976) and Sydney (22 and 24 August 1985 and 12 February 2012). The group was founded in 1951 In Rome, and specialise in music from the Baroque era. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. I Solisti Veneti, 1979

Chamber orchestra from Italy, who performed in Adelaide Town Hall, SA on 5 March 1979. The orchestra was directed and founded by Claudio Scimone. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ian Drury and the Blockheads, 1977 - 2022

British rock band, founded in 1977. While typically referred to as 'The Blockheads', the band was originally named 'Ian Dury and the Blockheads', after lead singer Ian Dury who died in 2000. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ice Frolics

Ice Skating performance group produced by Bob White. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Idea of North

Production and quartet active from 2001-2010. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Igneous, 1997 - 2022

Brisbane-based production company, who specialise in multimedia movement-based performances. Associated with performances of The Body in Question around Australia from 1999-2000 and Mirage in 2006. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Il Gruppo Teatrale della Filef

FILEF - Federation of Italian Migrant Workers and Families, Il Gruppo Teatrale della Filef is the FILEF theatre group, active since 1972- present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Imperial Ice Stars

Ice Skating performance group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Imperial Russian Ice Stars, 2004 - 2022

Ice skating group, formed by Tony Mercer, James Cundall and Vladislav Olenin. The company performed The Sleeping Beauty on Ice at Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont, NSW 18-30 May 2004. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. International Stage Attractions

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Inti-Illimani, 1967 - 2004

Latin American folk music group, founded in 1967 by a group of university students in Chile. They performed several times in Australia between 1988 and 2004. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. INXS

Australian rock band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Iron maiden, 1975 - 2022

Heavy metal band from East London, England, formed in 1975. Current members are band founder Steve Harris (the band's founder, main singer and bassist), Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain and Janick Gers. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. James Joyce's Women, 1980

Professional theatre performances during September of 1980 at the Everest Theatre (Seymour Centre), Chippendale, NSW, starring actress Fionnula Flanagan. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Jazz Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Jethro Tull, 1967 - 2022

Rock band from Blackpool, England, founded in 1967. Current members include band leader Ian Anderson, in addition to David Goodier, John O'Hara, Scott Hammond and Joe Parrish. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kangaroo Moon, 1988 - 2022

Music group who perform music form a wide range of genres. Their members are Mark Robson, David Williams, Elliet Mackrell, Nick Marshall and Gem Quinn. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, 1958

Trad jazz band, founded by Kenny Ball in 1958. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kent Opera

Kent Opera was a British opera company in the period 1969-1989. Based in Ashford, England. The Company presented its productions in several centres mainly in the southern part of England. The PROMPT collection features programs which feature Australian artists and performers appearing with the Kent Opera. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Keyboards Alive

Keyboard perfomance group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kiama Methodist Church

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kiama Musical Union

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Killjoys + Flamingoes

Two bands. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kirov Opera

Russian production company, associated with two performances in Melbourne in 2001. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. KISS

American rock band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kleines Wiener Theater, 1941 - 1988

Theatre group founded by Erna and Gerhard Felser and Else and Alfred Baring, and comprised of Jewish immigrants from Austria, who had fled from the Nazi regime. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kodo

Taiko performing arts ensemble. Based on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture, KODO is known for elevating Japanese folk arts to a contemporary expression that captivates audiences around the world. KODO, which means "heartbeat" and also "children of the drum," has given over 3400 performances on all five continents since their inception in 1981. Through constant collaborations with musicians, dancers, singers and actors in many countries, KODO relentlessly explores the limits of the taiko, striving to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kooemba Jdarra, 1994 - 2007

Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts Company presents the stores of Indigenous Australians through contemporary theatre performances. Their first production, 'The Cherry Pickers' was performed 1-17 December 1994, at Metro Arts in Brisbane Queensland. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Krips-de Vries Grand Opera, 1912 - 1987

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Kulcha Multicultural Arts of Western Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. La Mama

La Mama Theatre is an independent, experimental Australian theatre company. It was founded by Betty Burstall in 1967 in a rundown former lingerie and shirt factory in Carlton, Melbourne. Burstall had returned from New York with inspiration fired by the creative freedom she found in off-off-Broadway theatre such as Ellen Stewart's La MaMa on the city's lower east side. La Mama also manages the Carlton Courthouse theatre. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. La Nuova Compania di Canto Populare, 1969 - 2022

La Nuova Compania di Canto Populare ('New Company of Folk Song') is a folk goup from Naples, Italy. They released several albums between 1971 and 2016. They performed in Adelaide, SA at the Festival Theatre 14-15 March 1982. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. La Romanesca, 1978 - 2022

Music group, founded in Melbourne in 1978. They perform historical music, from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. Members are Hartley Newnham (countertenor), Ruth Wilkinson (recorder, viols), Ros Bandt (recorders, psaltery) and John Griffiths (lute, vihuela, guitar). The group performed in the Siete Canciones de Amigo event at National Theatre, St Kilda, VIC 16 October 1981. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. LA4, 1975

LA4 (aka The LA Four) was a jazz quartet who toured Australia in 1975. At the time of this tour the band consisted of Ray Brown (bassist), Shelley Manne (drummer), Laurindo Almeida (guirarist) and Bud Shank (saxophonist). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Las Vegas on ice

Ice Skating performance toured in 1985, 1987-1988. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Leggatt's Little Australians

Youth performance group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Legs on the wall

Production company 1984-present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Leigh Warren & Dancers

Leigh Warren & Dancers is a contemporary dance company based in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Formed in 1993 by Leigh Warren (formerly of the Australian Dance Theatre), the company has toured internationally and won many awards. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Leonine Consort

Sydney based vocal ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Les Arts Florissants

A French, Barouque musical ensemble, consisting of a chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble. Founded in 1979, performed in Australia in 2015. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Les Girls

Group associated with performances in Adelaide in 1968 and 1970, and performances in Potts Point, NSW in 1979 and 1980. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Leske, Kimber, Hess Trio

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra

The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra is a 70 piece orchestra conducted by Angus Christie, and performs a broad repertoire from Baroque to contemporary works. Since its first concert in 2013, the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra has been based in Mount Gambier in South Australia, and is the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre's Orchestra-In-Residence. It was formed from a concept for an orchestra of local musicians, and is comprised of both classically trained musicians, including former professionals who have played at the highest levels of the industry, and talented amateurs. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Little Angels, the National Folk Ballet of Korea

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. London Festival Ballet

London Festival Ballet was founded in 1950. The name was inspired by the then imminent Festival of Britain, however the Company would later be renamed to today's English National Ballet in 1989. Please also refer to the separate PROMPT file for the English National Ballet. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. London Sinfonietta

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Lord Mayor's Flood Relief Fund (Sydney)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Los Indios Tabajaras, 1953 - 1992

Guitar duo, consisting of Brazilian brothers Antenor Lima and Natalicio Lima. They released dozens of pieces of music between 1953 and 1992, including 'Maria Elena', which spent several weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Los Muchachos

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Los Paraguayas, 1950 - 1959

Music group from Paraguay, founded in 1950s, who performs music from South America and Mexico. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Los Parras

Latin American folk trio. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. lston, Hocking & Woods Productions (promoters)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Lynch Family Bellringers

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Made to Move (dance)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Manly Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Martin Best Consort

Music ensemble including English performer Martin Best. Best is a singer, guitarist, composer and lutenist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Matthews-Ralf Duo

Sonata duo in S.A. Active 1949-1952. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Max Merritt and the Meteors

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Mc Adoo's Original Fisk Jubilee Singers, 1858 - 1900

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to tour and raise funds for college. This troupe of African American performers first arrived in Australia in 1892, and returned in 1898 on tour. Orpheus Myron McAdoo (4 January 1858 - 17 July 1900) was an African-American singer and minstrel show impresario, and became an important figure in the rise of popular African American music in the second half of the 19th century. He toured extensively in Britain, South Africa and Australia, first with Frederick Loudin's Jubilee Singers and then with his own minstrel companies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Melbourne Liedertafel

Choir group from Victoria that eventually became the Royal Victorian Choir. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Melbourne Maskworks

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Melbourne Sinfonietta

Melbourne based classical music ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Merrymakers Minstrel and Variety Coy.

Handbill held for The Merrymakers Minstrel & Variety Coy. First appearance in Geelong of the most popular variety company now on tour. Mechanics' Institute, Wednesday March 14 [190?] 20 star artists who have been carefully selected from leading continental and vaudeville theatres. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Meryl Tankard Company, 1955

Meryl Tankard (born 1955, Darwin, Northern Territory) is an Australian dancer and choreographer who has a wide national and international reputation. This file contains material relating to Meryl Tankard Company, and later Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre (see separate PROMPT file under Tankard, Meryl for material on her solo work). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Metropolitan Liedertafel, 1889 - 1904

Musical entertainment group, including singers and dancers. Associated with two key performances. Io 27 November 1889, they performed at the Opening of the Centennial Hall of Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW. On 8 July 1904, they performed at Smoke Concert at St George's Hall, Perth WA. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil (also known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band. The group originally performed with the name Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie, before being joined by vocalist Peter Garrett and touring the east coast of Australia in 1975. In late 1976 Farm changed its name to Midnight Oil, by drawing the name out of a hat. The band manager Gary Morris was important to their success as he was able to negotiate favourable contracts with tour promoters and record companies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Million Shilling Appeal

Appeal for a permanent orchestra in the late 1920's early 1930's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Montague-Turner English Opera Company

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Moody Blues

English rock band founded in 1964, with successful songs including 'The Voice', 'Your Wildest Dreams' and 'Go Now'. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Moral Re-Armament Assembly

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Mosman Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Mousetrap Ltd., 1890 - 1976

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Movement Against War and Fascism, Dramatic Section

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

MONA FOMA (an acronym for Museum of Old and New Art: Festival Of Music and Art, often further shortened to MOFO) is an annual festival based in Hobart, Tasmania, curated by Brian Ritchie (bass player from the rock band Violent Femmes). It is billed as Tasmania's largest contemporary music festival and features the work of artists in a broad range of art forms, including sound, noise, dance, theatre, visual art, performance & new media. A wintertime version, Dark MOFO, is held annually in June. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Music & Heritage (Victoria)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Music for the People

Hector Crawford CBE AO (14 August 1913 - 11 March 1991) was an Australian entrepreneur, conductor and media mogul, best known for his radio and television production firms. He and his Dorothy Crawford (23 March 1911 - 2 September 1988) founded Crawford Productions, and produced musical radio programs in Melbourne including Music for the People. These were free public concerts held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, often conducted by Hector, were attended by large crowds and broadcast live on radio. They were sponsored by the Victorian State Government and the Melbourne City Council, with Hector as director and conductor of the Melbourne Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra (later known as the Australian Symphony Orchestra). The concerts were broadcast on Radio 3DB and in 1959 on television, being one of HSV 7 television's early ventures into outside broadcasting. Music for the People events were also used as fundraisers for organisations supporting injured service personnel during the Second World War, and continued for 40 years. They were eventually incorporated into Melbourne's Moomba Festival with performances at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. [Information from the National Film & Sound Archive and Wikipedia.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Music in the Round

Organisation for promoting chamber music, and supporting local artists through frequent concerts. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Music Oz

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Music Rostrum Australia

Rostrum is a series public speaking clubs founded in 1930. Music Rostrum is a sub-organisation. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Musica Antiqua Cologne, 1990

German classical music group. They performed in Australia on 7 March 1990, at the Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Musica Viva (ephemera)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Nanjing National Chinese Orchestra

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. National Chamber Opera of Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. National Service Girls

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New Directions - preview of the nineties

New Directions - a preview of the nineties was a music program presented during September 1988 in various venues around Sydney. New Directions was presented by the Australian Bicentennial Authority in conjunction with Musica Viva, under the artistic direction of James Murdoch. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New Lost City Ramblers, 1958 - 2019

NLCR was an old-time folk band, comprised of string players: Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Tom Paley and Tracy Schwarz. The band formed in 1958 in New York, USA. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New Music Network

Short lived music network / production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New Olympia Theatre Company

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New South Wales Department of Education and Training

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New South Wales Home for Incurables Appeal

Appeal fund that had fundraising and charity activities. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New Sydney Stompers

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet (NYCB) is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. This PROMPT file contains programs featuring Australian artists working with the company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New York Kammermusiker

New York Baroque group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. New York Philharmonic

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Nexus

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Noche Flamenca

Presentation company from Spain, toured in 2002. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Northern Ballet Theatre

Northern Ballet, formerly Northern Ballet Theatre, is a dance company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The company has a strong repertoire in theatrical dance productions as well as classical ballet. It tours widely across the United Kingdom. The PROMPT collection for this company consists of programs featuring Australian dancers, choreographers etc. Contains programs featuring Australian dancers and artists. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Northern Suburbs Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ochre Contemporary Dance Company

In 2007 the West Australian Aboriginal Dance Company was founded by Louise Howden-Smith OAM, to bring Aboriginal and non-Indigenous dancers/choreographers and arts professionals together to create an Aboriginal contemporary dance company based in Western Australia. In 2011 the organisation was renamed the Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, and began to perform on a project basis with commissioned works premiering at various government and corporate openings and gala functions which increased momentum and visibility. In May 2012 the company was officially launched by the Minister for the Arts, the Hon. John Day at a gala function in the Hackett Hall of the WA Museum. The company's inaugural production Diaphanous: seeing through and beyond was staged in November that year at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Omeo Dance

NSW based dance production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Opera Australia [1996 onwards]

In 1956, the Australian Opera Company was formed in Sydney under the auspices of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. By 1957, it changed its name to the Elizabethan Theatre Trust Opera Company, and in 1970, the company became known as The Australian Opera. In 1996 Opera Australia was formed by the merger of the Australian Opera and the Victoria State Opera (VSO) companies. Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

Please refer to the separate PROMPT files access material relating to each iteration of the organisation under its different name: Australian Opera Company, 1956-57; Elizabethan Theatre Trust Opera Company, 1957-70; the Australian Opera, 1970-96; Opera Australia, 1996 onwards

Collection. Opera Factory

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Opera Holland Park, 1996 - 2022

Theatre company and independent charity in London. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Opera Mode, 1984 - 1986

Production country, associated with events from 1984 to 1986. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Operatif! (Brisbane), 1994 - 2022

Song, opera and travel company from Queensland, known for a diverse repertoire and miniating vocal heritage. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Orchestre de Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard

Originally called the 'Ensemble Instrumental Jean-Marie Leclair', the 'Orchestra De Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard' is a chamber orchestra from France. The orchestra was founded by Jean-Francois Paillard in 1953. Their specialty is music from the Baroque period. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. OZACT (theatre company)

OZACT is a touring repertory theatre company dedicated to making the plays of William Shakespeare accessible and entertaining to contemporary Australian audiences. The company was founded in 1995 by actor/director, Bruce Widdop, and specialises in staging performances in outdoor settings, such as at the Grampians National Park, the Naracoorte Caves, Loch Ard Gorge, and various local botanic gardens across Victoria and South Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Percussions of Strasbourg

Strasbourg Percussion Group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Performance Space, 1983 - 2022

Organisation (located in Carriageworks, Sydney) that supports performers of experimental art. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Performing Lines, 1932

Performing Lines is an independent non-profit organisation which develops, produces and tours new Australian performing arts. The organisation was founded by Wendy Blacklock in 1982, as the Australian Content Department of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (AETT). In May 1990, the Department incorporated as Performing Lines, and has since worked with many of Australia's leading contemporary performing arts companies and artists, to foster innovation and creativity in live performance, nurture creativity, provide artists with access to broader audiences, and contribute to the enhancement of a distinctly Australian culture both in Australia and overseas. The organisation is based in Redfern in Sydney, and has offices in Perth and Hobart, partners and collaborators across Australia, and a comprehensive network of international contacts. [Information from organisational website, 2017] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. P-Harness (performance troupe)

Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

For ephemera relating to Mikel Simic's later career, including material relating to Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen please refer to the seperate PROMPT file for Simic, Mikel.

Collection. Phillip Street Theatre

The Phillip Street Theatre (succeeded by the Phillip Theatre) was a popular and influential Sydney theatre and theatrical company of the 1950s and 1960s that became well known for its intimate satirical revue productions. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Phoenix Opera

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Piccolo Teatro di Milano, 1982

Production company from Milan, Italy. Associated with performances in Perth, WA, Canberra, ACT and Chippendale, NSW throughout 1982. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pink Floyd, 1965 - 2014

Famous English rock band, formed In 1965. The group differentiated themselves through extended compositions, experimentation, thoughtful lyrics and extravagant live performances. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pipeline Contemporary Music Project

Jazz / contemporary music production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pocket Playhouse

Norman McVicker founded the St Peters Community Players in 1947. The group became the Pocket Playhouse in the mid-1950s, based at the Rechabite Hall in Tempe. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pollard Australian Juvenile Opera Company

Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company was a professional children's troupe, first established in Launceston, Tasmania, in May 1880 by James Joseph Pollard. Over the next thirty years several members of the Pollard family operated troupes under the same or similar names, travelling through Australia and New Zealand and later the Orient and North America. Many of the performers adopted the surname Pollard as a stage name. [Information from Wikipedia, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pollard's Adult Opera Company

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Polyglot's Puppets

Puppetry touring group and theatre 1975-1999. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Pounds, Lorna and Toots (variety)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Puppetry of the penis, 1998

Created by Simon Morley and David Friend, first performed in 1998. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Purcell Consort of Voices

U.K. based Choir group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Quadro Hotteterre

Dutch Baroque ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Quatour Mosaiques, 1987 - 2022

Austrian string quartet, who play music from the 18th century. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Queensland Art Gallery

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Queensland Folk Federation, 1998 - 2007

Presenting and production company. Associated with performances from 1998 to 2007. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Queensland Percussion Virtuosi

Queensland percussion group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Quietly confident

Production company, briefly existed in 1983. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Quilapayun

Chilian folk music group toured in 1970s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Rantos Collegium

Production company in Victoria. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Red Cross

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Red Hot Arts

Red Hot Arts is an Alice Springs based arts organisation which fosters arts innovation, development, collaboration, cultural programs and entrepreneurship. Its annual signature event is the Desert Festival, and the organisation manages a central creative hub, housing several other arts and culture organisations as well as rehearsal and workshop spaces for creative businesses and individuals. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Red Priest

British musical group, who perform music from the Baroque period. Founded 1977. Current members are Piers Adams, Adam Summerhayes, Angela East and David Wright. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Rivcol Drama

Production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Riverdance

Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of traditional Irish music and dance. Originally featured Irish dancing champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley, and with a score composed by Bill Whelan, it originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly afterwards, husband and wife production team John McColgan and Moya Doherty expanded it into a stage show, which opened in Dublin on 9 February 1995. Since then, the show has toured worldwide and become one of the most successful dance productions in the world. Riverdance continues to be performed all over the world, including in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Rockdale Musical Society

Rockdale Musical Society is one of Australia's oldest Musical Societies, having been established in 1939 after a meeting by local residents of Rockdale hosted at the Rockdale Town Hall, and has grown to become one of the most respected names in local amateur theatre. Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

Further related programs and ephemera are located in the PROMPT collection under the Rockdale Opera Company.

Collection. Rolling Stones

English rock band comprising of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Roseville Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Royal Lipizzaner Stallions

Breed of show horses from Austria, these most likely are Herman's Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, a performing troupe of horses from Florida. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Royal Marionettes

Puppet performance. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Royal Melbourne Liedertafel

May have also been known as the Royal Victorian Lidertafel and then the Royal Victorian Choir. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Royal Shakespeare Company

Features programs of Royal Shakespeare Company productions which feature Australians. Arranged in chronological order. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Royal Victorian Liedertafel

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Safri Duo

Danish Percussionists. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Saint Olaf Choir, Minnesota, USA

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Saint Vincent's Hospital Appeal

Also known as St Vincents Appeal, often advertised at events and performances. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. San Quentin Drama Workshop, 1958 - 1965

Theatre troupe in San Quentin prison in California, USA. Associated with performances in Australia named 'Beckett Directs Beckett', which included the works Endgame, Krapp's Last Tapr and Waiting for Godot. These performances took place in Adelaide 13 march 1984, Canberra 21 March 1984 and North Fitzroy April 1984. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sankofa Dance Champions of Africa

Group of African dancers and drummers who perform music and dance from the Abidjam area of the Ivory Coast. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Savage Garden

Australian Pop duo, active 1993-2001. Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

For more information see Savage Garden Musical Group via Trove [https://trove.nla.gov.au/people/1017287?c=people].

Collection. Scarlet Troubadours

Troubadour group that toured Australia 1908, 1912. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Scotch College, Melbourne

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Scottish Opera

Includes programs featuring Australian performers. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sex Pistols, 1975 - 2008

Punk rock band from England, founded in 1975 in London, England. They were dubbed as 'ground-breaking' and helped raise the popularity of punk music. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Shen Yun (performing arts)

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a non-profit organization based in New York, is proudly the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company. The company's members are mostly ethnic Chinese who grew up in the West. And Shen Yun's mission is to revive the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. Material in this file reflects their Australian tours. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sherbet

Australian rock band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Siberian Cossacks

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Silverchair

Australian rock band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sing Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sky, 1978 - 1995

English/Australian musical group who combined instrumental rock, classical and jazz music, among other genres. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Skyhooks, 1973 - 1994

Skyhooks were a rock band from Melbourne Australia, founded by Greg Macainish in 1973. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sloggetts

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Smart & Tracy (musical and vocal duo)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Societa Corelli

Italian Production group "the Coreli Society". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Songmaker's Almanac

Music Viva related group active in 1980's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sound and Image 1970, 1970

Sound and Image Productions is a presenting company from South Australia. They presented 'The Oldest Continent' in Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT 29 June-1 July 1970 and at the Adelaide Festival of Arts 6-28 March 1970. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Southern Crossings

Production company, 1980-1995. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Spaghetti Western Orchestra

Spaghetti Western Orchestra has its origins in Australia and was formerly the Ennio Morricone Experience. SWO are a quintet of musicians (Graeme Leak, Patrick Cronin, Boris Conley, Jess Ciampa, Shannon Birchall and director/designer Denis Blais) who perform music from spaghetti westerns. Armed with over 100 instruments, these brilliant musicians perform a fistful of Ennio Morricone classics from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning soundtracks include The good, the bad and the ugly, For a few dollars more and Once upon a time in the West. This ingenious gang of comic maestros underscore these iconic compositions with hilarious sound effects... blowing on bottles, crushing cornflakes, 'playing' coathangers, apples, squeaky toys, rubbergloves, bicycle pumps, nailclippers and many more - recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur that define the gun slinging west. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Spanish Dancing Horses

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Splash Theatre Company

Splash Theatre Company began as an independent, professional touring company in 1997 in South Australia. The company presents around 300 performances each year to young audiences in schools around Australia, as well as performing at arts centres, festivals, halls, pubs, museums, libraries and parks. Splash Theatre originally evolved from a production of The Wind in the Willows presented at the Adelaide Botanic Garden in 1997. Several members of that production team (Heidi Weatherald, Eugene Suleau, Martin Christmas and Chris John) formed the core of the company, with the intention of perpetuating the age-old tradition of travelling players & storytellers. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Split Enz

New Zealand rock group active 1972-1984, with reunion tours. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Steeleye Span

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Stopera

Production company, ACT 1995-2007. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Strange Fruit

Production company, Victoria. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Street Arts

Community theatre project founded in 1982. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Strut Dance, 2002 - 2022

Strut Dance Inc is an organisation that offers workshops, classes, performances, and residencies in dance. They are located in Western Australia, and, according to AusStage, presented performances around WA from 2002-2013. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Studio of the Creative Dance

Studio active 1940s-c.1952. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Studio Sydney

Presentation and production company active from 1981-1984. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Summer Jazz Clinic

Australian Jazz Foundations performance group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (formerly the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music or 'The Con') is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia. Located adjacent to the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, the Conservatorium incorporates a faculty of the University of Sydney, the community-based Conservatorium Open Academy and the Conservatorium High School. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Front

Sydney production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Liedertafel, 1880 - 1889

Singing group from Sydney, who performed in throughout the late 1800s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Opera House, 1959

The Sydney Opera House is an organisation and venue which typically hosts more than 2000 shows each year, and is one of the most recognisable buildings in the country. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney Sinfonietta

Chamber Orchestra. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Sydney University Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Synergy

Presentation and production company based in Sydney active 1991-2012. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Syntagma Musicum

Amsterdam based period musical group active 1963-1976[?], Director Kees Otten, toured Australia 1971. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. TaikOz

TaikOz is Australia's premier taiko ensemble, having established a unique performance style that reflects the group's passionate dedication to the traditions of Japanese taiko drumming and the creation of new music for today's audiences. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tallis Scholars, 1985 - 1992

English vocal ensemble, founded by Peter Phillips. They performed in Australia first on 27 September 1985 in Sydney, then on 19 June 1992, as part of the Musica Viva event. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tango Fire, 2005 - 2022

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires (Tango Fire) is a dance troupe choreographed by international tango icon German Cornejo. The company has toured the world extensively since its premiere in Singapore in 2005, including several performances in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tango pasion, 1998

Tango dance company from Argentina, founded in 1992. The group performed at Comedy theatre, Melbourne, Victoria 15-25 October 1998. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tap Dogs

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tasdance

Founded in 1981, Tasdance was Australia's first official dance-in-education company, and was commissioned to create access to the arts and conduct workshops and performances in schools, operating with a small ensemble of dancers and teachers. It was originally known as the Tasmanian Dance Company and changed its name to Tasdance in 1987 while under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Jenny Kinder, who served in that position from 1981 to 1994. Jenny Kinder was followed by Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen 1995-1996, then Annie Greig from 1997 to 2015, and Felicity Bott from 2015 to the present. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tasmaniacs, 1940 - 1950

A.I.F. Enteriantment group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tatry Polish Folklore Ensemble of Adelaide, SA

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Teatro Vivo

UK based theatre company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ten Tenors

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Texas Jack and his Wild West Dramatic Co.

Four page program for January 12, 1900 containing "Part I: Feats of sharp shooting, lassoing and horsemanship by the King of Cowboys, Texas Jack; Part II: For the first time in Australia the original and thrilling drama, 'Hands Up.' Or the true career of Ned Kelly and his comrades. Written by E.J. Cole, the Bohemian Lecturer." (Ned Kelly played by Mr J.B. North). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. That's dancing

Adelaide dance studio, currently directed by Renee Post. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Balcombes

Johnnie Stout and Willie Green, comic duo during the 1950's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Cat Empire, 1999 - 2022

Rock music group from Melbourne, Australia. Members are Felix Riebel, Harry James Angus, Will-Hull-Brown, Jamshid Khadiwhala and Ollie McGill. Original band member Ryan Monro left the band in 2021. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge University, England

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Cure

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Dandies, 1864 - 1931

The Dandies were a costume comedy troupe, conceived by Edward Branscombe, who first performed in Melbourne in 1909. They specialised in singing, musical acts, burlesque and comedy, and members of the troupe would dress in a variety of period costumes. By 1911 Branscombe had established several troupes that toured initially under the generic title The Dandies. Each troupe was distinguished by a colour: Orange Dandies, Green Dandies, Pink Dandies, Red Dandies, Violet Dandies, and Scarlet Dandies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Famous Spiegeltent, 1920

The Famous Spiegeltent is a musical venue and organisation that specialises in cabaret performances. It is located in Broadway, Upper Lachlan, NSW. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Fureys and Davey Arthur

Collaborations between Davey Arthue and Irish folk band, The Fureys, originally consisting of four brothers from Dublin, founded by 1974. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Globos

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Grigoryan Brothers

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Inkspots

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Jungfrau Kapelle

Swiss group, toured Australia 1888. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Kelroys

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Kinks

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Larrikins, 1971

The Larrikins were a band who performed tradition Australian music, descried as a 'pioneer bush band'. They were formed in 1971 and have had dozens of members throughout the years. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Madrigirls

Female ensemble made up of: Julie Haesler, Vanessa Downing, Kate Reid, Julie McGregor, Suzanne Dudley and Tara Morris. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Manhattan Transfer

Jazz vocal group, who have explored several musical genres including a capella, pop, rhythm and blues, swing and more. Founded 1969. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Monkees

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Myrons (perch and foot-balancing (trapeze) and juggling act)

Group of equilibrists, perch and foot-balancing (trapeze) and juggling act. The group gave several performances between 1939 and 1955. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The New Seekers, 1969 - 1976

British pop group, composed of several different line-ups over the years. The group was formed following the disbanding of musical group The Seekers. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Note Factory

Presentation / Production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Piddingtons (mentalist variety act), 1918 - 1991

Sydney Piddington (1918 - 29 January 1991) and Lesley Piddington (born 1925) were an Australian husband and wife mentalism team who performed as "The Piddington's", as one of the most famous stage and radio telepathy acts of modern times. Sydney Piddington spent time in Changi Prisoner of War camp during World War 2 and worked with fellow prisoner of war Russell Braddon to develop a mentalism act as entertainment for the troops to maintain morale, discovering many unique and innovative techniques to give the appearance of mind-reading. Following the war, Sydney married Lesley Pope, and together they designed a stage act, and found success on Australian stages and then in London. In time they were signed to present a series of live radio broadcasts for the BBC. [information from Wikipedia] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Platters, 1980

American singing group who experienced substantial success in early rock and roll era. Founded 1952. The group had 4 number-one singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart. At their most successful, their lineup included Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed and Zola Taylor. They performed in Australia 7 March 1980, at the Townsville Civic Theatre in QLD. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Presets (music group)

The Presets are an electronic music duo consisting of Australian musicians Julian Hamilton (vocals, keyboards) and Kim Moyes (drums, keyboards). The Presets formed in 2003, and were the first electronic act to win "Album of The Year" at the ARIA Music Awards. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Pretenders

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Rat Pack

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Seekers

The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet which originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were popular during the 1960s with: Judith Durham on vocals, piano and tambourine; Athol Guy on double bass and vocals; Keith Potger on twelve-string guitar, banjo and vocals; and Bruce Woodley on guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Shadows

UK Band, Active 1958-2020. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Three Tenors, 1990 - 2003

Trio of opera singers, who performed from the 1990s to early 2000s. The group was made up of Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras from Spain, and Luciano Pavarotti from Italy. Their first performance was in Rome, Italy on 7 July 1990, and their last was in Ohio, USA on 28 September 2003. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Three Van Strattons

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Triffids

Alternative rock and pop band from Perth Australia. Band members varied, though David McComb, the band's founder, performed vocals and guitar for all of the band's active years 1978-1989. The band was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2008, and the West Australian Music Industry Awards HAll of Fame in 2016. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. The Who

English rock band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Theatron

Production company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Thompson Twins (musical group)

Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity from 1983, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe. They toured to Australia in 1986. In 1993, they changed their name to Babble, to reflect their change in music from new wave to dub-influenced chill-out. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Three Brittons

AKA The Three Brittons, a juggling and trick cycling act. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tide

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tivoli Theatres (vaudeville circuit)

Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Toast

Newcastle based band. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tokyo Solisten

Baroque ensemble. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Torvill and Dean (ice skaters), 1957

Torvill and Dean (Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean) are British ice dancers and former British, European, Olympic and World champions. They have toured and performed in Australia numerous times. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Traffle (musical duo)

Traffle is a musical duo make up of Australian Kathy Wilson and British-born Terry McMahon who emigrated to Australia in 1971. A Perth entrepreneur put them together and the duo has played not only in Britain but also in Australia, Germany and Bermuda. The duo returned each year to Cromer in East Anglia for the annual Seaside Specials. These programmes are surely the last examples of variety shows in Britain - this sort of show was known in Britain as and "End of the Pier Show" and was a feature of many English seaside resorts each summer. [Information from Karl Levett, 2016.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Traya

Indian Musical group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Treteau de Paris, 1967 - 1971

Le Trateau de Paris is a production company from France, associated with performances of La Femmes Savantes/Antigone, La Tartuffe/En Attendent Gadot and La Barbier of Serveille/La Lecon/L'Appollon de Bellac in Australia from 1967-1971. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tsunoda, Miki and Almonte, Caroline (chamber music duo)

Link to catalogue record.

Related Materials

For information about other performances by Caroline Almonte, see also the 'Symphony Australia collection of concert touring schedules and artist itineraries 1934 to 1997' in the Library's catalogue [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn5448271].

Collection. Tubular Bells for Two

Tubular Bells for Two is a musical and theatrical act developed by Australian multi-instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts. They have arranged the entire score of Mike Oldfield's 1973 hit album Tubular Bells to be performed by just two musicians, and toured the show to great success across Australia and the United Kingdom. They have won numerous awards including at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the 2010 Sydney Fringe Festival. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tudor Choristers

Choir group active from 1970. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Tweenies, 1999 - 2002

British children's television series, which was broadcast from 6 September 1999 to 25 July 2002. Tweenies Live occurred twice in Australia, first on 26-27 April 2002 in South Australia, then 8-12 May 2002 in Sydney. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Twyla Tharp Dance, 1988 - 1998

Dance company formed by American dancer and choreographer Twyla Thwarp in 1966. In their extensive world tours, the group performed three times in Australia in 1988 (Melbourne 2-13 February, Sydney 16-27 February and Perth 1-5 March), and twice in 1998. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. U2

Irish rock band. Members include Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Uncanny X-Men, 1980 - 2017

Rock pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Popular songs include '50 Years', 'I am' and 'Everybody Wants to Work'. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Undergrowth Australian Arts UK, 2005 - 2006

Arts promotion program by the Australian Government, presenting Australian art (including film, dance visual art, music and theatre) across the United Kingdom. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. University of New England Musical Society

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Unlimited Opera

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera is an opera company based in Melbourne, Victoria. The company was founded in 2005 by the Victorian Government as a replacement for the Victoria State Opera. It commenced operations in January 2006 and is supported through government funding, patron contributions and corporate sponsorship. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Victorian Time Machine

Concert group founded by Richard David Hames, briefly active 1979-1980. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Vienna Singverein

The concert choir of the Vienna Musikverein. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Virgil the Magician

Oregon performer whom was awarded the Sphinx award and toured Australia a number of times. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Virtuosi of Prague, 1999

Virtuosi di Praga is a chamber orchestra , founded in Prague, Crech Republic 1999, lead by Oldrich Vleck. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Vis-a-Vis Dance, 1993 - 1995

Dance production company in Canberra, ACT. They are associated with several performances between 1993 and 1995. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Voiceworks Adelaide

Voiceworks was a presentation company that existed in the late 1990's. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Vyne & Valantyne, 1927

Valantyne Napier and Ted Weeks performed together as Vine & Valantyne in vaudeville, revue and pantomime during their successful international career. Valantyne Napier was the daughter of the famous English contortionist Hector Napier and his Australian wife, dancer Dorothy Yvonne Cartledge. She worked to entertain troops during World War 2 as part of a female troupe called the Gaiety Girls, and was known for her highly flexible joints and poise as a dancer. Her signature act was 'the Human Spider'. Sometimes names spelt as Vine and Valentine. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. WA Folk Federation

Presenting company from Western Australia. They are involved in a number of areas, including dance groups, acoustic music and spoken word events. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Wakomie Bros.

"Boris & Lemm". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Warren, Devine & Sparks (comedians)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Wham! (musical group)

Wham! were an English musical duo formed by members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with an American band. They toured to Australia in 1985. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. White Oak Dance Project

U.S. Production Company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Whitehall Academy of Dramatic Art, 1901 - 1983

The Whitehall Academy of Dramatic Art was established in 1944 by Kathleen Robinson. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Whitehall Productions, 1901 - 1983

Whitehall Productions was formed in 1940 at the Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross by Kathleen Robinson. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Willoughby & Ward, 1904 - 1906

Willoughby & Ward is a comedy presenting and production company from London. The organisation is associated with several performances in Australia, between 1904 and 1906. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Wolfe Tones

Irish band who combine traditional Irish music and 'rebel' music. Founded 1963. Their name was inspired by one of the leaders of the Irish rebellion of 1798: Theobald Wolde Tone. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Women on a Shoestring, 1981 - 2005

Presenting and production company from Canberra, ACT. Associated with dozens of performances around Australia between 1981 and 2005. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Yaffa and Richard

Comedy Duo, Richard More and Yaffa More. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Yes

English formed progressive rock group. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Yothu Yindi

Australian rock group contain both indigenous and non-idigenous members. Known for songs including 'Treaty'. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Young Savoyards

The Young Savoyards was a Gilbert & Sullivan operatic society for young people based in Ealing in West London, UK. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Youth Music Australia

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Zola Taylor Platters

Zola Taylor was a member of the vocal group The Platters. The Platters were an American singing group who experienced substantial success in early rock and roll era. The group had 4 number-one singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart. At their most successful, their lineup included Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed and Zola Taylor. They performed in Australia 7 March 1980, at the Townsville Civic Theatre in QLD. Link to catalogue record.

Class. Individuals

Collection. Abbott, Frederic (actor)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Abe, Miwako (violinist)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Abicair, Shirley (singer, entertainer)

Shirley Abicair (born in Melbourne in 26 October 1930) is an Australian-born singer, musician, TV personality, actor, and author. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Abood, Paula (writer/choreographer)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Abravanel, Maurice de (conductor)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Abreu, Sergio and Eduardo (guitarists)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Achison, Geoff (guitarist)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ackland, Essie (singer), 1896 - 1975

Essie Ackland (27 March 1896 - 14 February 1975) was an Australian contralto who performed ballads, songs and in oratorio and concerts. At one time her recordings were more in demand than those of any other female singer in the world. She also recorded Gilbert and Sullivan with Sir Malcolm Sargent. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adams, Arthur H. (playwright)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adams, Bryan (singer), 1959

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adams, Helen (singer)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adamson, Samuel (playwright)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Addie, Brenda (actor)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adkins, Cecily (singer)

Cecily Adkins was an Australian operatic soprano. She taught at Sydney Conservatorium from 1922 to 1952. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adler, Larry (harmonica player)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Adrian, Max (actor)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alagna, Roberto (tenor)

Roberto Alagna (born 7 June 1963) is a French tenor and opera singer who has performed with La Scala, the Royal Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as being a prolific recording artist. His debut Australian Tour in 2016 included Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Albani, Madame (singer), 1847 - 1930

Dame Emma Albani, DBE (1 November 1847 - 3 April 1930) was a leading operatic soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, and the first Canadian singer to become an international star. She toured Australia in 1898. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alda, Frances (singer), 1879 - 1952

Frances Davis Alda (31 May 1879 - 18 September 1952) was a New Zealand-born, Australian-raised operatic soprano. She achieved fame during the first three decades of the 20th century due to her outstanding singing voice, fine technique and colourful personality, as well as her frequent onstage partnerships at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, with Enrico Caruso. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alden, John (actor)

Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Aldous, Lucette (dancer), 1938

Lucette Aldous (born 26 September 1938) is an Australian ballerina and ballet teacher. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, she undertook her early training in Australia, and later at the Royal Ballet School. She danced at Ballet Rambert and The Royal Ballet before returning to Australia in 1970, and taking up position as Resident Principal Dancer with the Australian Ballet until 1976. She currently teaches in Perth, Australia at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the Perth School of Ballet in Osborne Park. She is married fellow artist Alan Alder, and her daughter Floeur Alder is also a dancer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alexander, Kane (singer)

Kane Alexander is an Australian jazz singer and classical singer, who has also on occasion been a television actor. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alexandra, Jasmine (cellist)

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Collection. Alexeev, Dimitri (pianist)

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Collection. Algeranoff (dancer)

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Collection. Alias Compagnie

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Collection. Alison, Dorothy (actor)

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Collection. Allan, Maud (dancer)

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Collection. Allen, Dave (comedian)

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Collection. Allen, David (playwright)

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Collection. Allen, David (singer)

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Collection. Allen, Elphine (dancer)

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Collection. Allen, Marilyn (playwright)

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Collection. Allen, Peter (singer), 1944 - 1992

Peter Allen (born Peter Richard Woolnough;10 February 1944 - 18 June 1992) was an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and entertainer, known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish costumes. He began his performing career with Chris Bell as one of the Allen Brothers, who were a popular cabaret and television act in the early 1960s. He began performing as "Peter Allen" around the same time. In 1998, a musical about his life, The Boy from Oz debuted in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Allen, Thomas (singer)

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Collection. Allenby, Frank (actor)

Frank Allenby (also spelled Allanby) was a film and stage actor. He was probably born in Hobart, Tasmania, on the 28 December 1898, and died May 29, 1953 (age 54) in London, England. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Allgood, Sara (actor)

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Collection. Allman, Robert

Robert Edward Joseph Allman AM OBE (8 June 1927 - 4 December 2013) was an Australian operatic bass-baritone. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Allpress, G Rivers (violinist)

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Collection. Almeida, Laurindo (guitarist)

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Collection. Altenburger, Christian (violinist)

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Collection. Althouse, Paul (singer), 1889 - 1954

Paul Shearer Althouse (December 2, 1889 - February 6, 1954) was an American opera singer, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for 30 years and toured to Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Alva, Luigi (singer)

Luis Ernesto Alva y Talledo, better known as Luigi Alva (born 10 April 1927) is a Peruvian operatic tenor. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Amadio, Neville (flautist)

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Collection. Ameling, Elly (singer)

Elisabeth Sara "Elly" Ameling (born 8 February 1933) is a Dutch soprano, now retired, who was particularly known internationally for lieder recitals and for singing works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anandavalli (dancer/choreographer)

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Collection. Anders-Miller, Jane (dancer)

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Collection. Anderson, Clive (actor)

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Collection. Anderson, Judith (Dame), Australian born actress, 1898 - 1992

Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 1897 - 3 January 1992) was an Australian-born American-based actress of stage, film and television. She won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award and was also nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award. She was born Francee or Frances Margaret Anderson-Anderson in Adelaide. Her career began in Sydney in 1915, and in 1922 she made her Broadway debut. Her first major success was in 1924 in New York, and by 1927 she had become a well established star. She returned to Australia five times, fleetingly during World World II, passing through Sydney, Melbourne to entertain Allied troops on the islands. In 1943 she gave a special performance of "Macbeth" for the Australian troops in New Guinea. Her long career was centred on the American stage,but also included film and television. She also appeared with Old Vic. Company in London. She was a great tragic actress especially in the major roles from the Greek plays, Shakespeare, Chekhov and O'Neil. She won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal in 1948, and was made a Dame in 1960. On 10 June 1991 she was named a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC), "in recognition of service to the performing arts". The former Lion Theater, an off-Broadway theatre on West 42d Street in New York, was renamed the Judith Anderson Theater in her honour. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Anderson, Laurie (singer), 1947

Laura Phillips Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anderson, Marian (singer), 1897 - 1993

Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 - April 8, 1993) was an American singer of classical music and spirituals. Deemed one of the finest contraltos of her time, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955. Anderson toured Australia in 1962. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anderson, Ron (whipcracker)

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Collection. Anderson, Roslyn (choreographer)

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Collection. Anderson, Tammy (playwright, director)

Tammy Anderson, a Palawa woman from Tasmania, is an award winning actor and playwright. She has been recipient of The Uncle Jack Charles Award and The Uncle Bob Maza Award, and her theatre credits in performance, writing, and directing include: Walking Into The Bigness (Malthouse Theatre), The Call (Malthouse Theatre), The Sapphires (Melbourne Theatre Company), Stolen (Malthouse Theatre, National and International touring), Itchy Clacker (Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Dreaming Festival), Natives Getting Funny (Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Melbourne International Comedy Festival). Her film credits include Boxing Day (Kriv Stenders Director) The Sapphires (Wayne Blair Director). [Information from the Bundanon website, June 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anderson, Wil (comedian)

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Collection. Anderson, William (entrepreneur), 1868 - 1940

William Anderson (14 January 1868 - 16 August 1940) was a notable Australian theatre entrepreneur, best known as the proprietor of the Melbourne Theatre Royal and the Sydney Lyceum. For further biographical details see the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Andre, Annette (actor)

Annette Andre (born 24 June 1939 in Sydney, Australia) is an actress best known for her work on British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Andre, Peter (singer), 1973

Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea, 27 February 1973) is an English-born Cypriot-Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, and television personality. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Andreadis, Halyna (Alicia) (singer), 1928 - 2002

Alicia Andreadis (17 September 1928 - 28 December 2002) was a Ukranian mezzo-soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Andrejic, Chelsea (dancer)

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Collection. Angel, Marie

Marie Angel (b. Pinnaroo, South Australia, Australia, 3 June 1953) is an Australian-born opera singer. She trained at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music, was a founding member of Opera Factory and has performed extensively internationally. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Angeles, Victoria De Los (singer), 1923

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Collection. Anievas, Agustin (pianist)

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Collection. Annear, Gwenyth (singer)

Gwenyth Annear is an Australian soprano vocalist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anson, G. W. (actor)

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Collection. Anthony, Adele (violinist)

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Collection. Anthony, Julie (singer), 1949

Julie Moncrieff Anthony, AM, OBE (born 24 August 1949) is an Australian soprano and entertainer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Anthony, Ray (trumpeter)

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Collection. Antill, John (composer), 1904 - 1986

John Henry Antill, CMG, OBE (8 April 1904 - 29 December 1986) was an Australian composer best known for his ballet Corroboree. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arantz, Jean (singer), 1916

Jean Sheehy (née Arantz) OAM (24 December 1916 - 1 June 2017) was a contralto musician and radio performer. She studied, performed and taught at the NSW State Conservatorium. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arbore, Renzo (singer), 1937

Lorenzo Giovanni "Renzo" Arbore (born 24 June 1937) is an Italian TV host, showman, singer, musician, film actor, and film director. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Archdale, Alexander (actor)

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Collection. Archer, Robyn (singer/director), 1948

Robyn Archer, AO, CdOAL (born 1948) is an Australian singer, writer, stage and director, artistic director, and public advocate of the arts, in Australia and internationally. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arena, Angelina (soprano)

Angelina Arena was born in 1926 in Australia, and was a winner of the Australian 'Sun Aria' contest in Sydney in 1951. She then studied for two years at the Verdi conservatory in Milan, taking classes with legendary Mafalda Favero. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arena, Felice (actor/singer)

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Collection. Arena, Tina (singer), 1967

Filippina Lydia "Tina" Arena AM (born 1 November 1967) is an Italian-Australian singer-songwriter, musician, musical theatre actress, and record producer. She is one of Australia's highest selling female artists. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arlen, Albert (actor, playwright, composer), 1905 - 1993

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Collection. Armatrading, Joan, 1950-

Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE ( born 9 December 1950) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Armfield, Neil (theatre director), 1955

Neil Geoffrey Armfield AO (born 22 April 1955) is an Australian director of theatre, film and opera. He became Co-Artistic Director of the Nimrod Theatre Company in 1979, and later joined South Australia's Lighthouse Theatre - before returning to Sydney in 1985, where he was involved in the purchase of Belvoir St Theatre. He was involved in the formation of Company B at Belvoir, becoming its first Artistic Director in 1994. In April 2008 he was selected as a participant in the Towards a creative Australia strand of the Australia 2020 Summit. He has also worked with Opera Australia and directed works such as JenuÌŠfa, The Eighth Wonder, Tristan und Isolde and Billy Budd. In 2013 he directed Opera Australia's first full-length presentation of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, in Melbourne. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Armstrong, Louis, 1901 - 1971

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971) was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist, and actor who was among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Armytage, Lisa (actress)

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Collection. Arnold, Charles (actor)

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Collection. Aron, John

John Aron began his professional career as a singer and dancer on Australian Television. He made his operatic debut in the Australian Opera company's production of Die Fledermaus, and went on to appear in multiple productions, including as Pirelli in the London production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and as the original Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera. John Aron's original name was John Heffernan, and he changed his name when he began working in the United Kingdom. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arral, Blanche, 1864 - 1945

Blanche Arral was a Belgian coloratura soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arrau, Claudio (pianist)

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Collection. Arthars, Rosemarie

Rosemarie Arthars is an Australian operatic soprano. She won the Opera Foundation Shell Covent Garden Opera Scholarship which enabled her to study at the National Opera Studio in London. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Arthur, Bea (actor)

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Collection. Arthy, Judith (actor)

Judith Arthy (born November 12, 1940 Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian actress, now retired, and writer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Asche, Oscar (actor), 1871 - 1936

John Stange(r) Heiss Oscar Asche (26 January 1871 - 23 March 1936), better known as Oscar Asche, was an Australian actor, director and writer, best known for having written, directed, and acted in the record-breaking musical Chu Chin Chow, both on stage and film, and for acting in, directing, or producing many Shakespeare plays and successful musicals. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Ascoli, Bernard (pianist)

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Collection. Ashkenazy, Vladimir (pianist), 1937

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Collection. Ashkenazy, Vovka (pianist)

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Collection. Ashley, Edward (actor)

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Collection. Ashley, Lyn (actor)

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Collection. Ashton, Margaret

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Collection. Ashton, Gwyn

Gwyn Ashton is a Welsh-Australian blues/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Askey, Arthur (actor/comedian)

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Collection. Aspinall, Michael (singer), 1939

Michael Aspinall (born 31 October 1939) is a British musicologist and singer. He lectures and writes on singers and singing, contributes to collections of essays, and provides many commentaries for liner notes of historical recordings. Aspinall is well known for his opera parodies. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Asprey, William (conductor)

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Collection. Aston, Beatrice (actor)

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Collection. Atkins, David (choreographer/ director)

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Collection. Atkins, Lucy

Four page program held for a "Recital by students of Lucy Atkins and Mary Corvan to be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, 22 May 1929". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Atkinson, Harry (musical instrument imitator)

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Collection. Atkinson, Kate (actress)

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Collection. Atkinson, Rowan (comedian)

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Collection. Atwell, Winifred (pianist)

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Collection. Atzmon, Moshe (conductor)

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Collection. Auld, John (ballet dancer)

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Collection. Austin, Maree (singer)

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Collection. Austin's Australian Novelty Company

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Collection. Austral (ventriloquist)

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Collection. Austral, Florence, 1894 - 1968

Florence Austral (26 April 1892 - 15 May 1968) was an Australian operatic soprano renowned for her interpretation of the most demanding Wagnerian female roles. She was born Florence Mary Wilson, but adopted the professional surname Austral in 1921 in honour of her homeland of Australia. Link to catalogue record. Link to finding aid.

Collection. Australian Air Aces

"The Australian Air Aces featuring Ernest Staig with his Incomparable Daredevils of the Air, Flying Motor Cyclist and Aerial Gymnasts" -- description in program: The Grand Theatre of Varieties, Churchgate Bolton, United Kingdom, for Monday, August 12, 1946. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Aveling, Valda (pianist)

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Collection. Axarlis, Stella

Stella Axarlis AM is an Egyptian-born, Australian operatic soprano. She was mentored by Madame Erica Burkewitch, a renowned international soprano, and in 1967 she won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the top competition in Australia. Axarlis performed in many of Europe's top opera houses, and regularly returned to Australia where she performed as a special guest of the Australian Opera Company. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Axelrad, Axel (puppeteer)

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Collection. Ayesa, Mig (actor)

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Collection. Ayo, Felix (violinist)

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Collection. Ayres, Pam (comedian)

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Collection. Azaldegui, Juan (conductor)

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Collection. Aznavour, Charles, 1924

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Babicheva, Agnes (dancer/choreographer)

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Collection. Bacharach, Burt, 1928

Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. [Information from Wikipedia.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bachauer, Gina (pianist)

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Collection. Backhaus, Wilhelm/William (pianist)

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Collection. Badger, Harold (composer)

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Collection. Badham, Vanessa (playwright)

Vanessa "Van" Badham is an Australian writer and social commentator. A playwright and novelist, she writes dramas and comedies, as well as a regular column for Guardian Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Badura-Skoda, Paul (pianist)

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Collection. Baer, Olaf, 1957

Olaf Bär (born 19 December 1957) is a German operatic baritone. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Baez, Joan, 1941

Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and activist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Baglin, Ross

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Collection. Bailey, Alan (actor)

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Collection. Bailey, Bill (comedian)

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Collection. Bailey, Dan

Dan Bailey is an American soul-funk singer-songwriter and guitarist. His band, Dan Bailey Tribe, has performed at international festivals. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bailey, Judy (singer)

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Collection. Bailey, Roy (guitarist)

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Collection. Bain, Bill (comedian)

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Collection. Bain, Keith (dancer, educator)

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Collection. Bainton, Edgar L., 1880 - 1956

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Collection. Baird, Patricia, 1926 - 2015

Patricia Baird was an Australian Soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Baker, Dorothy

Dorothy Baker was a cabaret and TV artist during the late fifties and early sixties, performing regularly on Melbourne variety shows like Sunnyside Up and Graeme Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight. She recorded her first album on the Planet label with the Max Bostock Orchestra. The album titled 'Songs We Sang Then' was released in 1959. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Baker, Janet (Dame) (singer), 1933

Dame Janet Abbott Baker CH DBE FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ball, Cameron (dancer, actor)

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Collection. Ball, Michael (singer), 1962

Michael Ashley Ball, OBE (born 27 June 1962) is an English actor, singer and broadcaster. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ball, Vincent (actor)

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Collection. Ballantyne, Colin (director/producer)

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Collection. Ballantyne, Elspeth (actor)

Elspeth Ballantyne (born 20 April 1939) is an Australian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as prison officer Meg Jackson (later Meg Morris) in the television series Prisoner (1979-86), better known as Prisoner: Cell Block H in the United States of America and United Kingdom. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Balloo, Julie (comedian)

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Collection. Balokovic, Zlatko (violinist)

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Collection. Banjo the Man, 1864 - 1941

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Collection. Banks, Alan (guitarist)

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Collection. Banks, Don (composer)

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Collection. Banks, Dr Murray (psychologist)

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Collection. Barenboim, Daniel, 1942

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Collection. Barere, Simon (pianist)

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Collection. Barker, Cheryl, 1960

Cheryl Ruth Barker AO (born 22 April 1960, Sydney) is an Australian operatic soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Barling, Elizabeth (dancer)

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Collection. Barlow, Stephen (operatic director)

Stephen Barlow is an Australian born (1973), London based opera and musical theatre director. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Barnard, Bob (trumpet and cornet player)

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Collection. Barnes, Brian D (actor)

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Collection. Barnes, Grace (director, playwright)

Grace barnes is a director/playwright who has worked as an associate or resident director on productions in the UK, Germany and Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Barnes, Jimmy (singer), 1956

James (Jimmy) Dixon Barnes AO (nee Swan; born 28 April 1956) is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist. [Information from Wikipedia, 2020] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Barnett, G Vern (organist)

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Collection. Barrass, Penny (singer)

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Collection. Barrett, Ray

Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett (2 May 1927 - 8 September 2009) was an Australian actor. During the 1960s, he was a leading actor on British television, and from the 1970s, he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian films and television series. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Barritt, Tom (actor)

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Collection. Barron, Carl (comedian)

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Collection. Barry, Bruce (actor)

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Collection. Barry, Cazerine (dancer)

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Collection. Barton, Juliette (dancer)

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Collection. Barton, William (didgeridoo player)

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Collection. Barton-Fisher, Olivia

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Collection. Bartram, Tracy (comedian)

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Collection. Bassant, Rosemary (pianist)

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Collection. Bassey, Shirley (singer), 1937

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Collection. Bate, Jennifer (organist)

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Collection. Bates, Cecil (ballet dancer, choreographer), 1925 - 2019

Cecil Bates danced with Ballet Rambert between 1947-1953. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bates, Jennifer (singer)

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Collection. Battle, Kathleen (singer)

Kathleen Deanna Battle is an American operatic soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Baud, Bronwyn (actor, singer)

Bronwyn Baud is an Australian actress, singer and cabaret performer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bauer, Harold (pianist)

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Collection. Bauld, Alison (composer)

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Collection. Baxter, Andrew (ballet dancer)

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Collection. Baxter, Garry (playwright)

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Collection. Bayes, Sally (singer/dancer)

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Collection. Bayl, Benjamin (organist)

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Collection. Baylis, Lilian (theatrical producer & manager)

Lilian Mary Baylis CH (9 May 1874 - 25 November 1937) was an English theatrical producer and manager. She managed the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London and ran an opera company, which became the English National Opera (ENO); a theatre company, which evolved into the English National Theatre; and a ballet company, which eventually became The Royal Ballet. During her time with Sadler's Wells, Baylis engaged Ninette de Valois, under whose direction British classical ballet really developed at Sadler's Wells, and whose influence nurtured the career of Robert Helpmann. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Beatty, May (actor, singer)

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Collection. Beatty, Raymond (singer), 1903 - 1973

Raymond Wesley Beatty (1903-1973) was a bass-baritone and teacher of singing. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Beck, Laurence (actor)

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Collection. Beckett, Wendy (playwright)

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Collection. Beckley, Michael

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Collection. Beeby, Marjorie (singer)

Marjorie Beeby was an Australian contralto singer. She had considerable experience in concert work, having toured in the United States and appearing with several of the leading orchestras. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Begg, Heather (singer)

Dame Isoleen Heather Begg DNZM OBE (1 December 1932 - 12 May 2009) was a New Zealand-born operatic mezzo-soprano who spent most of her career in the United Kingdom and Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Behrend, Siegfried (guitarist), 1933

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Collection. Belafonte, Harry (singer), 1927

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Collection. Bell, Allison (singer)

Allison Bell is an Australian-born operatic soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bell, Colin, 1883 - 1947

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Collection. Bell, Graeme (pianist/band leader), 1914 - 2012

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Collection. Bell, Hilary (playwright)

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Collection. Bell, Howard (singer)

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Collection. Bell, John (actor)

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Collection. Bell, Melissa (actor)

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Collection. Bell, Peggy (singer)

Peggy Hall was an Australian dramatic soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Belling, Fem

Actor, jazz singer, violinist and improvisationalist from South Africa. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ben Harris Magic

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Collection. Benfield, Betty (singer/actor)

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Collection. Benjamin, Arthur (composer)

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Collection. Benjamin, Fiona (actor)

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Collection. Benjamin, Leanne (ballet dancer), 1964

Leanne Faye Benjamin AM OBE (born 13 July 1964) is a retired Australian ballet dancer who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bennet, Jodie (dancer)

Australian born Jodie trained in Australia with Joy Ransley. She entered the Royal Ballet School in September 1987 and graduated in the summer of 1989. Jodie joined London City Ballet in 1990. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bennett, Adam (puppeteer)

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Collection. Bennett, Richard Rodney (pianist)

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Collection. Bennett, Stuart (actor)

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Collection. Bennett, Tony (singer), 1926

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Collection. Bennie, Eda

Eda Anita Bennie (Mrs W. E. Reynolds) was an operatic soprano who was born in Melbourne c.1889, and died there on the 1st of November 1932. Madame Bennie sang leading parts, first with the Carl Rosa Company, and afterwards with the Beecham Opera Company and the British National Opera Company. In 1912 and 1913 she sang in Australia for the Thomas Quinlan Company. [Information from the Opera Scotland website and her obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald of 2 November 1932.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Benny, Jack (comedian)

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Collection. Benson, George (singer), 1943

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Collection. Benson, Marie (singer), 1928

Marie Benson is an Australian jazz and pop singer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Benstead, Lucille (singer), 1891 - 1983

Lucille Benstead (5 February 1891 - 7 January 1983), was an Australian operatic soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bensusan, Inez (actress)

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Collection. Bentley, Dick (actor)

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Collection. Bentley, Walter (actor)

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Collection. Berberian, Cathy (singer), 1925 - 1983

Catherine Anahid "Cathy" Berberian (July 4, 1925 - March 6, 1983) was an American mezzo-soprano and composer based in Italy. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berganza, Teresa (singer), 1935

Teresa Berganza Vargas (born on 16 March 1935) is a Spanish mezzo-soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berger, Erna (singer), 1900 - 1990

Erna Berger (19 October 1900 - 14 June 1990) was a German lyric coloratura soprano. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bergonzi, Carlo (singer), 1924 - 2014

Carlo Bergonzi (13 July 1924 - 25 July 2014) was an Italian operatic tenor. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berkeley, Wilma

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Collection. Berkoff, Steven (actor/writer/director)

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Collection. Berman, Lazar (pianist)

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Collection. Bernays, John (opera singer)

Born and educated in Queensland, John Bernays won a postgraduate research scholarship to New College, Oxford in 1986. He completed an M.Phil and sang with the New College Choir before going on to a career as a freelance concert and opera artist, performing with companies such as English Touring Opera, Kent Opera and Scottish Opera Go Round, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, and for the Covent Garden and Salzburg festivals. He also joined the Royal Opera Chorus. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berner, Peter (comedian)

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Collection. Bernhard, Sandra (singer), 1955

Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and author. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bernhardt, Sarah (actor)

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Collection. Beroff, Michel (pianist)

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Collection. Berridge, Ida (singer)

Ida Berridge was an Australian vaudeville artist who together with Harry Linden formed a popular comedy musical duo. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Berry, Chuck (singer), 1926 - 2017

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bertram, Bert (actor), 1893 - 1991

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Collection. Bessy, Claude (dancer)

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Collection. Best, Martin (troubadour)

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Collection. Best, W. T. (organist)

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Collection. Bettany, Clemence (actor, author)

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Collection. Betts-Vincent, Madame (singer), 1894 - 1983

Elsie Betts-Vincent was a pianist and teacher from New Zealand. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bevis, Andrew (actor)

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Collection. Beyer, Lucy (cyclist)

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Collection. Beynon, Richard (playwright)

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Collection. Bible, Frances (singer)

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Collection. Bickerstaff, Robert (singer)

Robert Bickerstaff was born in Sydney, Australia, and after winning the Melbourne "Sun" Aria and other major singing scholarships and awards, went abroad to study in Paris in 1961. He was invited to become the principal dramatic baritone at Sadlers' Wells Opera, appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and regularly with the Welsh National Opera. He has performed throughout Great Britain, Europe and Japan, and enjoyed a highly sucessful career as Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and tutor of singing at King's College, Cambridge. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bickford, Allen (actor)

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Collection. Biddell, Kerrie (singer)

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Collection. Biggins, Jonathan (writer)

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Collection. Bilk, Acker (clarinet player)

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Collection. Bilson, Malcolm (pianist)

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Collection. Bindley, E. Allen (theatrical producer)

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Collection. Birch, Walter (benefit Concert)

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Collection. Biret, Idil

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Collection. Bishop, John (pianist)

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Collection. Bishop, Peter (actor/singer)

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Collection. Bishop, Stephen (pianist)

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Collection. Bishop-Kovacevich, Stephen (pianist)

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Collection. Bispham, David (singer)

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Collection. Bitetti, Ernesto (guitarist)

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Collection. Black, Andrew (singer)

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Collection. Black, Cilla (singer)

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Collection. Black, Clarence (pianist/accompanist)

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Collection. Black, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Black is an internationally acclaimed opera singer who was born 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland. He studied singing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, won the Marianne Mathy Scholarship in the Australian Singing Competition in 1983, and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship in 1985. He made his operatic debut as a principal singer with the Australian Opera in 1984. He made his debut in the United Kingdom at Glyndebourne in 1986 and has since with some of the world's leading opera companies. he resides in the United Kingdom. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Black, Mary (singer)

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Collection. Blaikie, Kristin (singer/actor)

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Collection. Blain, Rory (actor)

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Collection. Blair, Elva (singer), 1917 - 2005

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Collection. Blair, Harold (singer), 1924 - 1976

Harold Blair AM (13 September 1924 - 21 May 1976) was an Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Blake, Brian (violinist)

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Collection. Blake, Leila (actor)

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Collection. Blake, Tim (musician)

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Collection. Blakemore, Michael (director/ actor), 1928

Michael Howell Blakemore OBE (born 18 June 1928) is an Australian actor, writer and theatre director. He has also directed three films. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Blakeney, Gayle and Gillian (actors)

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Collection. Blanch, Emily (actor)

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Collection. Blanche, Evelyn (pianist)

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Collection. Blanchett, Cate (actress), 1969

Catherine Elise "Cate" Blanchett, AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Blandford, Rawdon (entrepreneur)

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Collection. Blatchley, John (singer)

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Collection. Blighton, Elaine (singer)

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Collection. Bliss, Diana (producer)

Diana Gwenyth Bliss (11 November 1954 - 28 January 2012) was an Australian theatre producer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bluett, Kitty (comedian)

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Collection. Bluthal, John (actor)

John Bluthal (born 28 March 1929) is a British film and television actor and voice artist, mostly in comedy. He has studied and worked in Australia, in numerous productions. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Blyth, Peta (singer)

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Collection. Blythe, Robert (singer)

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Collection. Bocca, Julio (dancer)

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Collection. Boccara, Frida (singer)

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Collection. Bocelli, Andrea (artist)

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Collection. Boden, Percy (magician)

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Collection. Bodenwieser Ballet, 1890 - 1959

Gertrud Bodenwieser (3 February 1890 - 10 November 1959), also known as "Gertrude", was a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and pioneer of expressive dance. Prior to World War Two, she fled with a handful of students to Colombia in 1938, and eventually settled in Australia. In Sydney, she taught dance and founded the Bodenwieser Ballet. The Bodenwieser Ballet did not endure after Bodenwieser's death in 1959 although her legacy continues through her Australian dancers who set up schools across Australia to teach her particular style of expressive dancing. Her teaching has produced some of the most important choreographers and dancers of Australia, including Anita Ardell, Keith Bain and Margaret Chapple. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bodenwieser Centre, Sydney

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Collection. Bodie, Jane (playwright)

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Collection. Boggess, Sierra (singer)

Sierra Marjory Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. She toured to Australia (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) in June 2017. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bogle, Eric (singer)

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Collection. Bol, Jacques (singer)

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Collection. Bolet, Jorge (pianist)

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Collection. Bollard, David (pianist)

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Collection. Bonaventura, Anthony di (pianist)

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Collection. Bond, Grahame (writer/actor)

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Collection. Bonighton, Ian (composer)

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Collection. Bonn, Justus (singer)

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Collection. Bonna, Suzanna (actor)

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Collection. Bonython, Kym, 1920 - 2011

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Collection. Boone, Pat (singer)

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Collection. Booth, Agnes (actor), 1846 - 1910

Agnes Booth (October 4, 1843 - January 2, 1910), born Marian Agnes Land Rookes, was an Australian-born American actress. She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and migrated with her family to California in 1858 at the age of about 14, and soon began to secure minor roles in productions by San Francisco companies. In 1861 she married American actor Harry Perry, but was widowed in 1863. After two years of performing and touring the States she moved to the east coast, settling first in New York and later in Boston. In 1867 she married Junius Booth, Jr., manager of the Boston Theatre Company. After his death in 1883, she married her third husband, John B. Schoeffel, in 1885. Her theatrical career continued into the 1890s, and included numerous appearances on Broadway. [information from Wikipdedia, 2017.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Borg, Kim (singer)

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Collection. Borge, Victor (pianist/comedian)

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Collection. Borgioli, Dino (singer)

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Collection. Borovansky, Edouard (dancer), 1902 - 1959

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Collection. Borrer, Tristan (dancer)

Tristan Borrer is Sydney-born and came to Britain in 1981 and trained at the Royal Ballet School. [Information from Karl Levett, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Borwick, Leonard (pianist)

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Collection. Boucicault, Dion (actor/manager/playwright)

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Collection. Boulez, Pierre (conductor/composer)

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Collection. Bourne, Kay (Actor)

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Collection. Bourne, Una (pianist)

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Collection. Bousfield, Noni (actor/playwright)

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Collection. Bovell, Andrew (playwright)

Andrew Bovell (born 23 November 1962) is an award winning Australian writer for theatre, film and television. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bowart, Wolfe (comedian, actor and playwright)

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Collection. Bowery, Leigh (costume designer)

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Collection. Bowie, David (singer)

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Collection. Bowman, James (singer)

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Collection. Bowman, Lionel (pianist)

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Collection. Boyce, Grace (singer)

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Collection. Boyce, Max (comedian)

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Collection. Boyce, Todd (actor)

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Collection. Boyd, Alexander (pianist)

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Collection. Boyd, Eileen (singer)

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Collection. Boyd, Gordon (singer/actor)

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Collection. Boyd, Paul

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Collection. Boyle, Rosemary (singer)

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Collection. Bracanin, Philip (composer)

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Collection. Bracks, Marcel (actor)

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Collection. Braddon, Russell (playwright)

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Collection. Bradley, Desmond (violinist)

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Collection. Bradley, Sarah and Hellebo, Marlene (cabaret artists)

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Collection. Bradman, Greta (singer)

Greta Bradman (born 1982 in Adelaide) is an Australian operatic soprano. She is granddaughter of cricketer Don Bradman. Artist has also performed as Greta Bradsen. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brady, Kathleen (pianist)

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Collection. Brailowsky, Alexander (pianist)

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Collection. Brain, Cornelia (pianist)

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Collection. Brakell, Fosse (singer)

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Collection. Bramley, Nellie (actor/manager)

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Collection. Branagan, Mary (singer)

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Collection. Brand, Adrian (musician)

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Collection. Brandman, Margaret (composer), 1951

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Collection. Branigan, Laura (singer)

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Collection. Branscombe, Edward, 1864 - 1931

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Collection. Bravo, Monica (actor/singer)

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Collection. Bray, Errol (playwright)

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Collection. Brayshaw, Edward (actor)

Edward Brayshaw (18 October 1933 - 28 December 1990) was an Australian-born British actor. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bream, Julian (guitarist)

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Collection. Breen, Louisa (pianist)

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Collection. Bremner, Anthony

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Collection. Bremner, Marie (singer)

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Collection. Brenan, Jennie & Eileen (ballet school)

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Collection. Brendel, Alfred (pianist)

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Collection. Brennan, Kevin (actor)

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Collection. Brescianni, Gina

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Collection. Brett Steven, 1965

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Collection. Brew, Marc (dancer/choreographer)

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Collection. Brewer, Linda-Mae (dancer/actor)

Linda-Mae Brewer was born in Adelaide and trained with the South Australian Ballet Company, before purusing a career and studies in London. She is best known for her West End stage career, and the many successful musicals she has performed in. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bridges, Nancye & Bebe (marimba players)

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Collection. Briger, Alexander (conductor)

Alexander Briger AO (born c. 1969) is an Australian classical conductor. He is the nephew of the conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, and both are descended from the composer Isaac Nathan. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Briger, Natascha (clarinettist)

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Collection. Bright, Colin (composer)

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Collection. Brimer, Michael (pianist), 1933

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Collection. Brister, Penelope (singer, actor)

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Collection. Britton, Julia (playwright)

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Collection. Broadway, Sue (comedian)

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Collection. Bromley, Pamela (dancer)

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Collection. Bronhill, June (singer), 1929 - 2005

June Bronhill OBE (26 June 1929 - 24 January 2005) was an internationally acclaimed Australian soprano opera singer. She was born June Mary Gough in Broken Hill, New South Wales. Bronhill was a stage name which she used from 1952. It was an abbreviation of Broken Hill, which was her way of thanking her home town for its support in raising money to send her overseas for professional training as a singer. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Brook, Fiona

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Collection. Brooke, Cynthia (actor), 1875 - 1949

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Collection. Brooke, Gustavus V (actor)

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Collection. Brookes, E. Stanley (elocutionist)

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Collection. Brooklyn, Lee (comedian)

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Collection. Brophy, Gerard (composer), 1953

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Collection. Broun, Alex

Australian director, playwright, screenwriter and festival coordinator, who has been active in the industry since 1979. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brown, Martin (artist)

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Collection. Brown, Bille (actor)

Bille Brown AM (11 January 1952 - 13 January 2013) was an Australian stage, film and television actor and acclaimed playwright. He was born as William Gerald Brown in Queensland, and began his career in the early 1970s at Queensland Theatre Company, working alongside Geoffrey Rush. Bille Brown's career took him abroad to Britain, where he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), and was the first Australian commissioned to write and perform in their own play - The Swan Down Gloves. After a highly successful career in the United Kingdom Bille Brown returned to Australia to live permanently in 1996, and went on to have an outstanding career on stage and performed for many leading Australian theatre companies, including Queensland Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Marian St Theatre, La Boite and the Old Tote Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brown, Bryan (actor)

Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. He was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 1989, and has received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Breaker Morant (1980) and for Two Hands (1999). In June 2005 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to the community through a range of charitable organisations committed to providing assistance and support to families and young people and to the Australian film and television industry." Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brown, Howard (violinist)

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Collection. Brown, Nancy, 1909 - 2003

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Collection. Brown, Robert (sound designer)

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Collection. Browne, Billie (actress)

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Collection. Browne, Coral (actor)

Coral Browne (23 July 1913 - 29 May 1991) was an Australian-American stage and screen actress who enjoyed a long career and is remembered for her character performances, glamour and quick wit. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Browne, Pattie (actor)

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Collection. Browne, Sandra (singer)

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Collection. Brownlee, John (singer), 1900 - 1969

John Donald Mackenzie Brownlee (7 January 1900 - 10 January 1969) was an Australian operatic baritone who was born in Geelong. Victoria. For most of his professional career he was based in Europe and then United States. An Australian scholarship in his name was first awarded after his death in 1969. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Broza, David (singer)

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Collection. Brumby, Colin (composer)

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Collection. Brune, Adrienne (actor)

"Adrienne Brune was born Phyllis Caroline Brune on October 27th, 1892, probably in Melbourne. She made her first stage appearance at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne as Mustard Seed in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 1904. She made her first appearance on the London stage in 'Polly' at the Kingsway Theatre December, 1922. This was followed by a series of West End sucesses. In 1935 she returned to Australia to play in 'Ball at the Savoy'. She then returned lto England in late 1936. She would appear to have to have worked often in musical comedies." - Karl Levett, 2012. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Brunskill, Muriel (singer)

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Collection. Bruntnell, Lucille (actor)

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Collection. Brunton, Dorothy (actor)

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Collection. Brunton, John (actor)

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Collection. Bryant, Alice (organist)

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Collection. Bryant, Dean

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Collection. Brymer, Jack (clarinettist)

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Collection. Brynnel, Monique (singer)

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Collection. Buanne, Patrizio

Patrizio Buanne is an Italian-Austrian baritone musician. He performed at a self-entitled event at the Concert Hall (Sydney opera House), Sydney, NSW on 14 May 2006 during his first Australian tour. He released a highly successful album 'The Italian', which received Double Platinum status. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Buchanan, Muriel (violinist)

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Collection. Buchbinder, Rudolf (pianist)

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Collection. Buckley, Robey

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Collection. Buckman, Rosina (singer)

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Collection. Budden-Morris, C (pianist)

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Collection. Budrick, Len

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Collection. Bull, George, 1876 - 1940

George Bull was a Sydney journalist and writer who was interested in theatrical affairs and specialised in music-hall criticisms and theatrical gossip. In Sydney he worked on the Sydney Star, the Tribune and the Bulletin before moving to England in 1896 to join the staff of the Daily Mail. He was a prominent member of the Savage Club. Bull was born in Islington, London in 1859, and passed away in London in 1916. Prior to his departure for London in 1896 a testimonial matinee was held to farewell him from Sydney, which was held with the support of the managements and leading members of the theatrical and musical community, including Harry Rickards of the Tivoli Theatre. The program also featured Florrie Forde, a year prior to her departure to England. A program for a "Farewell Complimentary Testimonial Matinee tendered to Mr. George Bull" held at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney on Friday, January 10, 1896. Event held "under the patronage of the Hon. G.H. Reid, Premier, and other members of the Ministry, Major-General Hutton, A.D.C., and the Officers of the Head Quarters Staff, His Worship the Mayor of Sydney (Alderman Isaac Ellis Ives), and the Aldermen of the City." with the support of the managements and leading members of the theatrical and musical professions. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bull, George (actor)

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Collection. Burchmore, Rhonda (singer/actor)

Rhonda Suzanne Burchmore (OAM) (born 15 May 1960) is an Australian entertainer and author. In the January 2014, Australia Day Honours List Burchmore was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Burdock, Heath (actor/producer)

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Collection. Burke, Marie (actor)

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Collection. Burke, Nickely (dancer)

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Collection. Burke, Simon (actor)

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Collection. Burkewitch, Erica (singer)

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Collection. Burley, Nigel (dancer)

Nigel Burley trained at the Australian Ballet School, later dancing with the Australian Ballet. In 1998 he went to New York and joined the Twyla Tharp Company, before coming to London to dance with the Royal Ballet. [Information from Karl Levett, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Burlinson, Tom (singer/actor)

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Collection. Burnett, Carol (comedian)

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Collection. Burns, Brendon (comedian)

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Collection. Burns, Carol (actor)

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Collection. Burr, Marilyn (ballet dancer)

Marilyn Burr became a solist with the London Festival Ballet in 1952. She was promoted to a Principal Dancer in 1953, and then spent a decade with the company. Further programs featuring Marilyn Burr are located in a seperate PROMPT file for the London Festival Ballet. [Information from Karl Levett.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Burridge, Dale (actor)

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Collection. Burrows, Don (flute, clarinet and saxophone player), 1928 - 2020

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Collection. Bursteen, Josepha Madame (singing teacher)

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Collection. Burston, Winifred, 1889 - 1976

Winifred Charlotte Hillier Crosse Burston (3 April 1889 - 24 June 1976) was an Australian pianist and teacher. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Burtland, Kylie (singer)

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Collection. Burton, Laurel (actor)

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Collection. Burwell, Kim (pianist)

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Collection. Bustabo, Guila (violinist)

Guila Bustabo (February 25, 1916 - April 27, 2002) was a prominent American concert and recital violinist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Butler, Blake (actor)

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Collection. Butt, Dame Clara (singer), 1872 - 1936

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, DBE (1 February 1872 - 23 January 1936), sometimes called Clara Butt-Rumford after her marriage in 1900 to baritone Kennerley Rumford, was an English contralto with a remarkably imposing voice and a surprisingly agile singing technique. Her main career was as a recitalist and concert singer. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Butterworth, Clara (actor)

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Collection. Buzo, Alex, 1944 - 2006

Alex Buzo (23 July 1944 - 16 August 2006) was an Australian playwright and author. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Bygraves, Max (singer)

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Collection. Bylsma, Anner (cellist)

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Collection. Byrne, Rose (actor)

Mary Rose Byrne (born July 24,1979) is an Australian actress notable for her film, television and stage acting, especially in the United States of America. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Byzantine, Julian (guitarist)

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Collection. Caballe, Montserrat (singer)

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Collection. Cacialli, Guido (singer)

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Collection. Cahill, Edward (singer)

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Collection. Cairnes, Elliott (singer/actor)

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Collection. Cairney, John (actor)

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Collection. Caldwell, Wayne (ice skater/dancer)

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Collection. Caldwell, Zoe (actor), 1933 - 2020

Zoe Caldwell, OBE (born 14 September 1933 in Melbourne) is an Australian actress and a four-time Tony Award winner. She was born as Ada Caldwell in Melbourne, Australia and was raised in the suburb of Balwyn. Link to catalogue record.Link to finding aid.

Collection. Callaghan, Jean (singer)

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Collection. Callow, Greta (singer)

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Collection. Calve, Madame (singer)

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Collection. Calvert, John (magician)

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Collection. Calvocoressi, M. M. D. (music lecturer)

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Collection. Cambry, Rose (music hall singer, comedienne)

Rose Cambry was an Australian popular singer and vaudeville performer who initially appeared on the stage as half of the Cambry Sisters, or Cambry Sister Soubrettes. Newspaper reports of their Australian performances suggest that they were known for singing and dancing, as well as for performing comedic and slightly risque songs. Rose Cambry then appeared alone as a comic burlesque performer in England and later married, and changing her name to Mrs Rose Myer. (Information from digitised newspapers on TROVE, and a 1911 broadside from the Ilford Hippodrome in National Library of Australia's collection.) Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cameron, John (singer)

John Ewen Cameron (20 March 1918 - 29 March 2002) was an Australian baritone singer, who made most of his career in Britain. He was born in Coolamon, New South Wales. He served in the the Second Australian Imperial Force during the Second World War, in the Middle East, and sang in troop concerts. On returning to Australia after the war he decided to pursue a professional career. Following early concert and operatic experience in Australia he moved to Britain in 1949, and later became known for his portrayal of characters in modern operas by composers from Australia, Britain and continental Europe, and for his recordings with conductors such as Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Adrian Boult, the young Colin Davis, and particularly Sir Malcolm Sargent. From 1976 until the last months of his life Cameron was a teacher on the staff of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cameron, Matt (playwright)

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Collection. Cameron, Rachel (dancer)

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Collection. Cameron, Shirley (actor)

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Collection. Campanella, Michele (pianist)

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Collection. Campara, Lou (accordionist)

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Collection. Campbell, Alexander (dancer)

Alexander Campbell (born 1986) trained at the Academy Ballet and the Royal Balley School. He was born in Sydney, and danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet prior to the Royal Ballet. He is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London. [Information from Karl Levett, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Campbell, Bessie (banjoist)

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Collection. Campbell, David (singer)

David Joseph Campbell (born in 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter. He has performed and recorded many different genres of music from rock to classics. He is the son of rock and soul singer Jimmy Barnes. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Campbell, Elizabeth (singer)

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Collection. Campbell, Glen (singer)

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Collection. Campbell, Lawrence (recitalist)

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Collection. Campoli (violinist)

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Collection. Cannon, Brad (singer)

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Collection. Cannon, Esma (actor)

Esma Cannon was born in Randwick, New South Wales, on the 27th of December 1905. She was a character actress who moved to England in the early 1930s, and appeared on television and in over 64 films during her career. Esma Cannon died in London on the 18th of October 1972 (aged 66). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cannon, Judy (actor)

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Collection. Cantrell, Lana (singer)

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Collection. Cappelli, Bettino

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Collection. Capsis, Paul, 1964

Paul Capsis (born 1964) is an Australian singer and actor whose extensive career has included theatre, live concerts, cabaret, film, and television. Capsis has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre and Company B Belvoir, and further programs featuring him are located within these seperate PROMPT files. He has won multiple Helpmann and Green Room Awards, as well as others, for his work on stage, in cabaret and in film. [Information from the Creative Representation creativerep.com.au website, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carby, Catherine (singer)

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Collection. Cardamatis, Ralph (producer)

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Collection. Carden, Joan (singer)

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Collection. Carey, Bronwyn (actor)

Bronwy Carey is an Australian ballet dancer, actor and choreogrpaher. After receiving her Advanced Diploma at the Australian Ballet School, Bronwyn Carey performed professionally both on stage and on screen; including with the Australian Ballet Company, Opera Australia, The Phantom of the Opera and Vienna Festival Ballet. She has worked around the world including London, New York, Vienna, as well as in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carlotta (entertainer)

Carol Spencer "Carlotta" is an Australian entertainer, cabaret performer and television celebrity. She was born Richard Lawrence Byron in 1943, and began her career as an original cast member of the long-running male revue Les Girls cabaret show in 1963 in the heart of Sydney's Kings Cross. Carlotta, became a transgender woman, and rose through the ranks of the show to eventually become the show's compere and its most famous member. She performed with Les Girls for 26 years, and was billed as 'the Queen of the Cross'. Carlotta was also one of the inspirations for the film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and is a high profile television personality and stage success on television and stage, and has toured internationally. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carmen, Jennifer (producer/costumier)

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Collection. Carmichael, John (composer)

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Collection. Carmichael, Lawrence (actor, fight director & movement specialist)

Lawrence Carmichael works as a director, producer, fight director and movement specialist in stage combat. As a performer Lawrence has worked professionally across Australia, the UK and Europe with a wide range of theatre companies as well as in film and television. He has worked regularly with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, NIDA & ABC Television. As a performance workshop artist Lawrence has taught for numerous universities, institutes and studios across Australia and Europe as well as having run his own successful acting studio. [information from the artist's website, December 2017] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carmody, Kev (singer)

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Collection. Carnivale, NSW

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Collection. Carpenter, Freddie

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Collection. Carpentier, Georges, 1894 - 1975

Georges Carpentier (January 12, 1894 - October 28, 1975) was a French boxer, actor and World War I pilot. He fought mainly as a light heavyweight and heavyweight in a career lasting from 1908 to 1926, and was nicknamed the "Orchid Man". He was known for his speed, his excellent boxing skills and his extremely hard punch, and Halle Georges Carpentier is named after him. Following his retirement from boxing, Carpentier spent a number of years as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, mostly in England and the US, but also touring to Australia for J.C. Williamson Ltd. He performed with George Smith, an Australian who was billed as his sparring partner. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carr, Jenny (musician)

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Collection. Carr-Boyd, Frances (singer)

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Collection. Carreno, Teresa (pianist)

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Collection. Carreras, Jose (singer)

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Collection. Carr-Glynn, Neva (actor)

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Collection. Carroll, Sydney W. (theatre producer), 1877 - 1958

"Sydney W. Carroll was born (ironically) in Melbourne in 1877. Originally an actor, he went to England in 8196 where he continued his acting career. He became theatre critic of The Sunday Times in 1918 and was a theatrical journalist for some years. He went into theatre management in 1931 and acquired the lease of the Ambassadors Theatre in 1932. he is the author of two books: Dramatic Opinions and Acting for the Stage." [Information from Karl Levett, 2017, and Who's Who in the Theatre, Ninth Edition, 1939.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carroll, Tamsin (actor)

Tamsin Georgina Carroll (born 13 February 1979) is an Australian actor best known for her performances in musical theatre in Australia and the United Kingdom. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Carrott, Jasper (comedian)

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Collection. Carson, John (actor)

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Collection. Carter the Great (magician)

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Collection. Carter, Bryce (violoncellist)

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Collection. Carter, Vivien (actor, singer and dancer)

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Collection. Cary, David (actor)

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Collection. Cary, Tristram (composer)

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Collection. Casa, Lisa Della (singer)

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Collection. Cash, Johnny (singer)

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Collection. Casson, John & Jane (storytellers)

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Collection. Castles, Amy and Dolly (singers)

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Collection. Cathcart, Sarah (writer/performer)

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Collection. Cave, Nick (singer, songwriter), 1957

Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the Birthday Party. In 2006, he formed the garage rock band Grinderman. Cave has also worked as a composer for films, often in collaboration with fellow Australian musician Warren Ellis, and has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Ceberano, Kate (singer)

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Collection. Cecil, Lawrence

Contains a program related to a performance by Captain Lawrence Henry Cecil M.C. Cecil was born at Parkes, NSW in 1888 and moved to Sydney at a young age before travelling to England in 1911 and joined Sir Frank Bensons Shakespere Company at Stratford on Avon. At the out break of the First World War he enlisted in the British Army being commissioned with the 60th Rifles of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and awarded the Military Cross for action at Fremicourt on 24 March 1918. Cecil returned to Australia after the war and returned to the stage. During the Second World War, in September 1940, Cecil left Australia for the Middle East as a war correspondent in charge of an Australian Broadcasting Commission mobile broadcasting field unit. [Incorporating information from the website of the Australian War Memorial, 2018.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chadwick, Margie

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Collection. Chadwick, Roland (guitarist)

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Collection. Chagrin, Julian (comedian)

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Collection. Chaliapin, Feodor (singer)

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Collection. Chalmers, Stuart (actor)

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Collection. Chambers, C. Haddon (playwright)

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Collection. Chambers, Frances (singer)

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Collection. Chambers, Rebecca (pianist)

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Collection. Champion, Kate (dancer)

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Collection. Chan, Elisa (singer)

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Collection. Chandler, Robin (actor)

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Collection. Chandrabhanu (dancer)

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Collection. Channing, Carol (comedian/singer)

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Collection. Chapman, Janice (singer)

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Collection. Charbonnet-Kellerman, Alice (singer)

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Collection. Chard, Geoffrey (singer), 1930

Geoffrey Chard AM (born 9 August 1930 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian opera singer. He was a foundation member of the National Opera of New South Wales, and in 1956, appeared in the inaugural production of the Australian Elizabethan Trust Opera Company. Chard went to England in 1961 and performed with many British opera companies, including the Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden, and at the Aldeburgh Festival and Edinburgh Festival. He was a principal baritone with the English National Opera for 15 years, from 1969 to 1985, performing many major roles, including some roles which were specially written for him. He also appeared as Sergeant Meryll in the 1982 television production of The Yeomen of the Guard. He returned briefly to Australia in 1982, and appeared with the Lyric Opera of Queensland, and later permanently returned to Australia in 1985 - after which he performed many major roles with the Australian Opera. In 1987 he was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for services to the performing arts. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Charles, Jack

Jack Charles (born 5 September 1943) is an Indigenous Australian actor, musician, potter, and Aboriginal elder. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Charles, Ray (singer)

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Collection. Charleston, Anne (actor)

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Collection. Charlton, Richard (guitarist/composer)

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Collection. Chater, Gordon (actor)

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Collection. Chatterton, Jill (soprano)

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Collection. Chatwin, Karen (actor)

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Collection. Chaudhuri, Debu (sitar player)

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Collection. Chaumente, Paris de (pianist)

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Collection. Chauncy, Peggy (dancer/teacher)

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Collection. Chauveau, Melisande (pianist)

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Collection. Cheek, Muriel (singer), 1887 - 1947

Elizabeth Muriel Millhouse, known professionally as Muriel Cheek, was an Australian operatic soprano. She trained many well-known singers and was regarded as one of the finest lieder singers in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cheetham, Deborah (singer/actor)

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Collection. Chefalo (magician)

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Collection. Cherkassky, Shura (pianist)

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Collection. Chester, Johnny (singer)

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Collection. Cheung, Cherie (dancer)

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Collection. Chevron Hotel, Sydney

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Collection. Chia, Joan (pianist)

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Collection. Chiesa, Vivian Della (singer)

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Collection. Child, Kirsty (actress)

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Collection. Chindamo, Joe (pianist)

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Collection. Chisholm, Peggy and Lena (piano/violin duo)

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Collection. Chisholm, Robert (actor/singer), 1894 - 1960

Robert Chisholm was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1894 and died in 1960. He was the son of a bootmaker, and lived in Carlton and Moonee Ponds before enlisting for the First World War. During his war service he is remembered for singing in concert parties for the troops, and training at the RCM in London at the Army's expense. He achieved fame in the United States and England, appearing alongside Jeanette Macdonald and Gracie Fields, recording with Gladys Moncrieff and worked with musical luminaries including Ira Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. In the early 1920s Chisholm starred opposite Gladys Moncrieff in the J.C. Williamson production of the Maid of the Mountains. In 1928 he starred in Golden Dawn with Archie Leach (later to be known as Cary Grant). In 1933, Chisholm returned to Australia to star with Moncrieff in the stage production of Collits' Inn, which enjoyed a long run in Melbourne and Sydney. He appeared alongside Katharine Hepburn in the 1942 stage comedy Without Love, and featured in the 1958 for the theatre production of My Fair Lady in Drury Lane. He was known for his fine baritone voice. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Chitrasena, Ceylon Dance Ensemble

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Collection. Cho, Won-Kyung (dancer)

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Collection. Chou, Chia (pianist)

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Collection. Christ, Wolfram (violist)

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Collection. Christian, Myra (singer)

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Collection. Christie, Allen (actor)

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Collection. Christie, John (actor)

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Collection. Christophe, Janine (actor)

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Collection. Chung, Kyung-Wha (violinist)

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Collection. Ciccolini, Aldo (pianist)

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Collection. Cilento, Diane (actor)

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Collection. Cilmi, Gabriella (singer and songwriter)

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Collection. Cisneros, Eleonora de (singer), 1878 - 1934

Eleonora de Cisneros (sometimes spelt Eleanora) was an American mezzo-soprano, born Eleanor Broadfoot in Brooklyn, New York, on 31 October or 1 November 1878. She debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1899. In 1901 she married Count Francois de Cisneros, a Cuban journalist, becoming Countess Eleonora de Cisneros. She sang regularly at Covent Garden from 1904 to 1908 and also at Oscar Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera House for two seasons from 1906 to 1908. In 1911 she performed in London and toured Australia with the Melba Opera Company. Cisneros toured the United States during World War I raising money for Liberty Bonds and the Red Cross, but her career suffered and she subsequently performed mainly in Europe in the 1920s, before returning to New York in 1929, when she became a singing teacher. She died on 3 February 1934. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clachair, Suzanne (singer)

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Collection. Claire, Jennifer (actor)

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Collection. Clancy, James (playwright)

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Collection. Clare, Andrea (singer)

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Collection. Clare, Cyril (playwright)

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Collection. Clark, Frank M. (entrepreneur)

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Collection. Clark, Liddy (actor)

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Collection. Clark, Petula (singer)

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Collection. Clarke, Brenda, (dancer)

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Collection. Clarke, Enith (pianist)

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Collection. Clarke, Holgate (pianist)

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Collection. Clarke, Leoni (animal show)

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Collection. Clarke, Nathan (dancer)

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Collection. Clarke, Sally (singer)

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Collection. Clarke, Samantha (singer)

Australian/British soprano Samantha Clarke graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera School as a Baroness de Turckheim Scholar, Help Musicians, Tait Memorial and Countess of Munster Trust Scholar and studies with Yvonne Kenny. She was the winner of the 2019 Guildhall Gold Medal. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clarke, Sylvia (singer)

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Collection. Clarkson, Stanley (singer), 1905 - 1961

Stanley Clarkson (23 August 1905 - 22 January 1961) was an Australian bass singer. Among his many leading roles with Sadler's Wells, he sang Philip in George Devine's 1951 staging of Don Carlos, repeated in 1955. He also sang Sarastro when the company did its first Magic Flute in 1955. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clary, Julian (comedian)

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Collection. Clauson, William (singer)

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Collection. Clay, Harry (entrepreneur/producer)

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Collection. Clayton, Bob

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Collection. Clegg, Johnny

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Collection. Cliff, David (storyteller)

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Collection. Clifford, Colleen, 1898 - 1996

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Collection. Clifford, Simone (choreographer)

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Collection. Clinton, Dennis (actor)

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Collection. Clive, Henry (magician), 1882 - 1960

Henry Clive (1882-1960) was an Australian-born vaudevillian magician, painter and magazine illustrator. He traveled the world as a magician, billed as "Clive the Illusionist", "The Great Clive" and "Debonair Magician." In the United States he was a leading illustrator of magazines and film posters, and also worked with Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood. His popularity as an artist/illustrator increased during the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was famous as a regular cover artist for William Randolph Hearst's The American Weekly. (Information from Magicpedia and Karl Levett, 2016) Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Clynes, Manfred (pianist)

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Collection. Coady, Estelle (pianist)

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Collection. Cochereau, Pierre

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Collection. Cocker, Joe (singer)

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Collection. Coe, Kelvin (dancer), 1946 - 1992

Kelvin Coe OBE (18 September 1946 - 9 July 1992) was an Australian ballet dancer and the first male artist to be promoted from the corps de ballet in the Australian Ballet principal dancer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cohen, Brad

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Collection. Cohen, Joshua (singer)

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Collection. Cohen, Leonard, 1934

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (21 September 1934 - 10 November 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. He toured to Australia many times between 1980 and 2013, and even donated funds to assist the victims of the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cohen, Maxwell (singer)

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Collection. Cold, Ulrik (singer)

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Collection. Cole, Gladys (singer)

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Collection. Cole, Joanna

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Collection. Cole, Nat King (singer)

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Collection. Cole, Natalie (singer)

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Collection. Cole, Tobias (singer)

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Collection. Coleman, Chris (actor)

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Collection. Coleman, Elizabeth (playwright)

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Collection. Coleman-Wright, Peter (opera singer)

Peter Coleman-Wright AO is an Australian baritone from Geelong. He began his career at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and has a highly sucessful career working with the English National Opera, the Royal Opera, the English National Opera, Netherlands Opera, the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera , the Houston Grand Opera, and Opera Australia. He has won two Helpmann Awards and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne in 2009. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Coles, Clarice (singer)

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Collection. Coles, Jane (playwright)

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Collection. Colleano, Bonar (actor), 1924 - 1958

Bonar Colleano (14 March 1924 - 18 August 1958) was an American-born British stage and film actor. He was born Bonar Sullivan into a well known Australian circus family - and was a nephew of Con Colleano, the first tightrope walker to perform a forward somersault on the wire. Following childhood experiences with the Ringling Brothers Circus and in his family's famous circus, he moved to the United Kingdom and spent several years performing in music halls, on the stage and on radio before entertaining British troops during the second World War. He then began acting in films from 1944. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Colleano, Con (high wire act)

Con Colleano (26 December 1899 - 13 November 1973) was an indigenous Australian tightrope walker. He was born Cornelius Sullivan in Lismore, New South Wales, the son of an Irish man and a woman of indigenous and African heritage. This circus-performing family initially adopted the a Italian or Spanish sounding surname of Collinos, and later Colleano, to detract attention from their Indigenous heritage, and were known as the Flying Colleanos. Con Colleano was the first person to successfully attempt a forward somersault on a tightrope and became one of the most celebrated and highly paid circus performers of his time, being known as The Wizard of the Wire. In 1997 he, (together with May Wirth), was honoured by Australia Post on a postage stamp. Con was the brother of Maurice Colleano, and the uncle of American actor Bonar Colleano. [Information from the Australian Dictionary of Biography, and Wikipedia.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Colleano, Maurice (acrobat/comedian)

Maurice Colleano was an Australian-born acrobat and circus performer. He was the brother of Con Colleano, and the uncle of American actor Bonar Colleano. He was born Maurice Sullivan in Lismore, New South Wales, the son of an Irish man and a woman of indigenous and African heritage. This circus-performing family initially adopted the a Italian or Spanish sounding surname of Collinos, and later Colleano, to detract attention from their Indigenous heritage, and were known as the Flying Colleanos. [Information from the Australian Dictionary of Biography, and Wikipedia.] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collegium Musicum, Bonn

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Collection. Collette, Toni (actor)

Toni Collette (born 1 November 1972) is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television, and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish. She is a recipient of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and has been nominated for both the Academy Award and the Tony Award. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Colley, Ada (singer)

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Collection. Colley, Rachel (dancer/singer)

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Collection. Collier, Alexandra (playwright)

"Alexandra Collier is a writer from Australia, based in New York. Her plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company, and in New York at the New Group and the Women's Project." - Karl Levett, 2015. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collier, Frederic (singer), 1885 - 1964

Frederick Redmond Collier (1885-1964), was a bass baritone singer who was born in Collingwood, Melbourne. On stage he was known as Frederic. In the war years he took part in patriotic concerts including a series with Dame Nellie Melba in aid of the Red Cross. He appeared frequently with the Melbourne Philharmonic and the Royal Victorian Liedertafel, and in January 1919 Collier joined the Rigo Grand Opera Company which was taken over later that year by J. C. Williamson Limited - Collier toured Australasia as the company's principal baritone. In 1921 Collier joined the British National Opera Company, where he became known for his Wagnerian roles, both bass and baritone. In 1926 he studied in Milan and sang in the international season of grand opera at Covent Garden in which Melba starred. In 1928-34 he toured Britain as a member of the Carl Rosa Opera Company, and returned to Melbourne in 1934 and was engaged for Sir Benjamin Fuller's season of grand opera. In 1935-36 he sang in the Australian Broadcasting Commission's grand opera season. On 26 December 1940 he joined the A.B.C.'s Melbourne Wireless Chorus (later Melbourne Singers). In 1940 and 1944 he was with the National Opera Company for short seasons. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collier, Marie (singer)

Marie Elizabeth Collier (1927-1971) was a dramatic soprano who was born in Ballarat, Victoria. She was an internationally renowned opera singer, who became particularly known for her performances at Covent Garden. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Collin, Darya (dancer)

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Collection. Collins, Geoffrey (flautist)

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Collection. Collins, Valerie (singer)

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Collection. Collins, Wilkie

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Collection. Colman, Robert (actor)

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Collection. Colson, Kevin (actor/singer)

Kevin Colson (born 28 August 1937) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Combe, Anita Louise (singer/actor)

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Collection. Combe, J Harrison (singer)

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Collection. Combe, Peter (children's entertainer)

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Collection. Como, Perry (singer)

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Collection. Compagnie Philippe Genty

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Collection. Concannon, Gertrude (singer)

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Collection. Congreve, Kathleen (singer)

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Collection. Conly, Madame Mary (singer)

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Collection. Connell, Peter (dancer)

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Collection. Connelli, Judi (singer), 1947

Judi Connelli AM (born 20 July 1947 in Brisbane, Australia) is an award-winning singer and actress. She is best known for her career in opera and stage musicals, but has also acted on television series such as Prisoner. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Connolly, Billy (comedian)

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Collection. Connolly, Gerry (comedian)

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Collection. Connor, Shane (actor)

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Collection. Conolly, Patricia (actor)

Patricia Conolly (born 29 August 1933) began her stage career in Australia where she grew up, and has performed in England in the West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Chichester Festival Theatre (Laurence Olivier's company); in Canada for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; and on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in US regional theaters, including Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Arena Stage, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Constable, Paul (playwright)

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Collection. Conway, Deborah (singer)

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Collection. Conway, Ruth (violinist)

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Collection. Conyngham, Fred, 1901

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Collection. Cooder, Ry (singer)

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Collection. Cook, Barbara (singer)

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Collection. Cook, Jonathan (singer)

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Collection. Cook, Ray (composer, musical director)

Ray Cook was an Australian composer, conductor and arranger. He was born in Adelaide (South Australia) in December 1936, emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1960, and died in London in March 1989. He initially worked as a pianist for the Phillip Street Revue in Sydney, working with artists such as Barry Humphries, Gordon Chater, Sheila Helpmann and Jill Perryman. After emigrating to the United Kingdom he became known for his talent as a musical director, and had a highly sucessful career in London's West End, and composing incidental music for plays, films and classical music compositions. He is remembered for his work on high profile West End musicals including Sweet Charity, Showboat, the King and I, Gone with the Wind, Pippin, Mame, Side by Side by Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, Songbook, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and Cabaret. He also composed scores for Australian film and television: Silent Reach (1983), Careful, he Might Hear You (1983), and Rebel (1985, for which he won an Australian Film Award). Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cooke, Kaz (author, cartoonist, broadcaster, comedian), 1962

Kaz Cooke (born Karen Cooke; 17 December 1962) is an Australian author, cartoonist and broadcaster. She is well known for her cartoons featuring the character Hermoine the Modern Girl, and she has written several bestselling advice books for girls and women, including Real Gorgeous, Up the Duff (also published under different titles outside of Australia), Kidwrangling, Girl Stuff and Women's Stuff, as well as a series of ebooks on women's health topics. Cooke has been a columnist for various Australian newspapers and magazines, including Dolly, The Age, The Australian, Who and The Canberra Times. A collection of her columns, Living with Crazy Buttocks, won the 2002 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. In 2008, Girl Stuff won the Australian Publishers Association's General Non-fiction Book of the Year, the Australian Booksellers Association Booksellers' Choice Award, and an honour prize from the Children's Book Council of Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cookson, Barrie

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Collection. Coombe, Anita Louise (actor, singer, dancer)

Anita Louise Combe is an Australian actress, singer, dancer who has worked extensively in the entertainment industry all around the world. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Coombe, Carol (actor), 1911 - 1966

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Collection. Coonan, Rita (singer)

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Collection. Cooper, Alice (singer)

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Collection. Cooper, Brad (singer)

Brad Cooper was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the National Opera Studio in London), and the Music Academy of the West in California. He has won an Australian Opera Auditions Committee 'Dame Joan Sutherland Award', Nance Atkinson Trust Grant, Tait Memorial Trust Grant, Johnson Bequest, and has been an Australian Singing Competition Finalist. He has appeared with Opera Australia, Oper Köln, Opéra Comique, the Wexford Festival Opera, the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera Holland Park and the English National Opera. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cooper, Fred (bushman)

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Collection. Cooper, Horace

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Collection. Cooper, Robert

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Collection. Copeland, Sybil (violinist)

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Collection. Copperfield, David (magician)

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Collection. Coppin, Hennings and Greville (entrepreneurs)

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Collection. Coppin, Tylor (actor/playwright)

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Collection. Corbett, Phillip (playwright)

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Collection. Corbett, Ronnie (comedian)

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Collection. Corea, Chick (jazz musician)

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (b. 12 June, 1941) is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Corelli (pianist)

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Collection. Cormick, Michael (singer)

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Collection. Cornish, Elizabeth (dancer)

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Collection. Corry, Graham (actor)

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Collection. Cosby, Bill (comedian)

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Collection. Costantino, Romola (pianist)

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Collection. Costetti, Giovanni (pianist)

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Collection. Cottis, Jessica (organist)

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Collection. Coupe, Phoebe (singer, actor, dancer)

Phoebe Coupe is an actor, singer and dancer who was born and trained in Victoria, and is now based in London, United Kingdom. She is known for her work in musical theatre. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cousens, Peter (actor/singer)

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Collection. Coustley, Brendan (actor/singer)

Brendan Coustley is originally from Melbourne, and studied drama at La Trobe University, before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Covell, Roger (poet)

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Collection. Coward, Noel (singer)

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Collection. Coward, Sara

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Collection. Cowden, Lucinda (actor)

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Collection. Cowderoy, Hope (singer)

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Collection. Cowell, Brendan (playwright)

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Collection. Cox, Anne Marie

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Collection. Cox, Edwina (actor)

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Collection. Cox, Jenny (actor)

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Collection. Coxon, Sarah (actor)

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Collection. Craddock, Phoebe (actress)

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Collection. Craddock, Simone (actor)

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Collection. Crago, Peter (actor)

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Collection. Craig, John Evan (actor)

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Collection. Craig, Ted (director)

Ted Craig is an Australian-born theatre director, who was born and educated in Melbourne, Victoria. After working as a television director and actor he travelled to England in 1964, and has had a highly sucessful career as an actor and director of theatre productions across the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia, including the directorship of the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. His career has included many freelance productions in Britain and abroad. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cramphorn, Rex (director, theatre critic)

Rex Roy Cramphorn (sometimes identified by the variant Cramphorne) (10 January 1941 - 22 November 1991) was an Australian theatre director, costume designer, theatre critic, theorist and translator, active in the 1970s and 1980s. After he passed away in 1991 of AIDS related causes, a biennial $30,000 Rex Cramphorn Theatre Scholarship was established by the New South Wales Government and the Australian Film TV and Radio school. An annual series of Rex Cramphorn lectures - a memorial set up by his friends and colleagues - was begun in 1995, Jim Sharman giving the first lecture. A studio in the University of Sydney's Centre for Performance Studies was named in his honour, which is popularly known as "The Rex". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Crawford, Alice (actor)

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Collection. Crawford, Margaret (flautist)

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Collection. Crawford, Michael (singer/actor)

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Collection. Crawford, Randy (singer)

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Collection. Crawford, Robert King

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Collection. Crawford-Phillips, Simon (pianist)

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Collection. Cree, A. D. (comedian)

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Collection. Creswick, William

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Collection. Crewes, Martin (actor/singer)

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Collection. Creyton, Barry (actor, playwright)

Barry Creyton (born 1939) is an Australian actor and playwright. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cribb, Reg

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Collection. Cripps, David (horn player)

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Collection. Crisp, Quentin (comedian)

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt; 25 December 1908 - 21 November 1999) was an English writer, raconteur and actor. His one-man stage show was a long-running hit internationally. Crisp defied convention by criticising both gay liberation and Diana, Princess of Wales. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Crocker, Barry (singer)

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Collection. Croft, Colin (actor)

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Collection. Croft, Martin (actor)

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Collection. Croker, Nikki (dancer)

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Collection. Crompton, Frank (actor)

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Collection. Crook, Howard (singer)

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Collection. Crooks, Richard, 1900 - 1972

Richard Alexander Crooks (June 26, 1900 - September 29, 1972) was an American tenor and a leading singer at the New York Metropolitan Opera. He toured to Australia during the 1930s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Crosbie, Peter (composer)

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Collection. Cross, Christopher (singer)

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Collection. Crossley, Ada (singer)

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Collection. Crossley, Paul (pianist)

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Collection. Crowe, Sara (actor)

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Collection. Crystal, Billy

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Collection. Cuddeford, James (violinist)

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Collection. Culbert, Margaret (actor)

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Collection. Cullen, Bernadette (singer)

Bernadette Cullen (born 30 December 1949) is an Australian Dramatic Mezzo-soprano. She studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, and was awarded a Bayreuth scholarship in 1988 to study in Munich and Cologne. [Information provided by Karl Levett, 2019] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cummings, Chris (singer)

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Collection. Cunningham, Nicholas (dancer)

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Collection. Cunningham, Robert (actor)

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Collection. Cunningham, Tess

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Collection. Curtin, Phyllis (singer)

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Collection. Cuthbertson, Allan (actor)

Allan Cuthbertson (7 April 1920 - 8 February 1988) was a naturalised Anglo-Australian actor, who was born Allan Darling Cuthbertson in Perth, Western Australia. He performed on stage and radio from an early age, and arrived in England in 1947. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Cyrano, The musical (musical)

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Collection. Czajor, Ewa (director)

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Collection. Czobel, Lisa (dancer)

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Collection. DaAlvarez, Madame (singer)

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Collection. DaAscoli, Bernard (pianist)

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Collection. Dahlsen, Peter (actor)

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Collection. Dal Monte, Toti (singer)

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Collection. Dale, Alan (actor)

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Collection. Dale, Marilyn (singer)

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Collection. Dallimore, Helen, (actress)

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Collection. Dalman, Elizabeth Campbell

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Collection. Dalton, Andrew (singer)

Andrew Dalton is an Australian opera singer born in Melbourne, Victoria. He won the ABC's Instrumental and Vocal Competition (now the Young Performers Awards) and continued his studies in London. Since then, he has toured extensively throughout Europe, and undertaken concert tours in Australia, the Far East and U.S.A.. In 1991 Andrew Dalton returned to live in Australia. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dalton, Julie (singer)

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Collection. Dalton, Paul (magician)

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Collection. Dampier, Alfred Claude (actor/manager/playwright), 1843

Alfred Dampier (1843 - 23 May 1908) was an English-born actor-manager and playwright, active in Australia. He had a stage career in Manchester before moving to Melbourne, Victoria in 1873. He soon formed his own company and often produced plays with an Australian theme. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Danco, Suzanne (singer)

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Collection. Daneman, Paul (actor)

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Collection. Daniels, Billy (singer)

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Collection. Dante the Great (magician), 1869 - 1899

Oscar Eliason (1869 - 1899) was the first of many stage magicians to perform under the name "Dante". He was an American Mormon and born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1869 to Swedish immigrants. His father was a jeweller by profession but enjoyed magic as a hobby, and so Oscar pursued his own interest in magic, making his amateur debut in 1889 and turning professional four years later. During the mid 1890s he toured Texas, Mexico, Cuba and Canada, performing with his wife who was billed as Madame Edmunda. By 1898, he had adopted the stage name Dante the Great, and toured to Australia and New Zealand, performing in Honolulu en route. For over a year the young Dante and his company greatly impressed audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand. His career as a great magician, however, was cut short by tragedy, as while in Dubbo, New South Wales, Dante joined a rabbit shooting party and was accidentally shot. Three days later he died of his injuries. [Information from the Arts Centre, Melbourne] This material relates to Oscar Eliason (1869 - 1899), the first magician to use the stage name "Dante", distinct from Harry August Jansen (3 October 1883 - 15 June 1955), a Danish-born performer who settled in the United States and travelled the world as a professional magician also using the stage name "Dante the Magician". Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Darban, Phil and Wendy (boomerang act)

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Collection. Darius, Adam (mime)

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Collection. Darnton, Leo (singer/vocal teacher)

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Collection. Darrell, George (actor, playwright, theatrical manager)

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Collection. David, Davilia (actor)

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Collection. Davidson, Granny

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Collection. Davidson, Jim

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Collection. Davies, Harvey & Helen (pianists)

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Collection. Davies, Lindy (director)

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Collection. Davies, Susan (violinist)

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Collection. Davis, Allan, 1913 - 2001

Allan George Davis (1913-2001) was an Anglo-Australian actor, director for film and theatre, and producer for film and television. He worked as a director and producer in London West End theaters from 1954 on, but returned to Australia in the 1960s to tour for J.C. Williamson Limited. He directed "No sex please, we're British" for 16 years, from 1971 to 1987. His production company was also involved in film and television production from the 1970s on before closing down in the early 1990s. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Davis, Angelita (pianist)

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Collection. Davis, Bette (actor)

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Collection. Davis, Essie (actor)

Esther "Essie" Davis (born January 19, 1970) is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as Phryne Fisher in the television series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and Amelia Vanek in the 2014 Australian psychological horror film The Babadook. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Davis, Ivan

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Collection. Davis, Jack, 1917 - 2000

Jack Davis (11 March 1917 - 17 March 2000) was a notable Australian 20th-century playwright and poet, and an Indigenous rights campaigner. He was born in Western Australia, in the small town of Yarloop, and lived in Fremantle towards the end of his life. He was of the Aboriginal Noongar people, and much of his work dealt with the Indigenous Australian experience. He has been referred to as the 20th Century's Aboriginal Poet Laureate, and many of his plays are on Australian school syllabuses. Davis was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1976, and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1985. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Davis, Laurence (musician)

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Collection. Davis, Michael and Shirley (dancers)

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Collection. Davis, Sammy, Junior (singer/dancer)

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Collection. Davislim, Garrie, (singer)

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Collection. Davislim, Steve (singer)

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Collection. Dawe, Clem (actor)

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Collection. Dawson, Peter (singer), 1882 - 1961

Peter Smith Dawson (31 January 1882 - 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter who gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and ballads during a career spanning nearly 60 years. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Day, Julie (playwright)

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Collection. De Borah, Daniel (pianist)

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Collection. De Gay, Sylvia (violinist)

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Collection. De Groen, Alma (playwright)

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Collection. De Gunst, Molly (singer)

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Collection. De Jong, Lucas (singer)

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Collection. De La Rue, Simone (actress)

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Collection. de Niese, Danielle

Danielle de Niese (born 11 April 1979) is an Australian-American lyric soprano. After success as a young child in singing competitions in Australia, she moved to the United States where she developed an operatic career. From 2005 she came to widespread public attention with her performances as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, England. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. De Pascale, Marc (clairvoyant)

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Collection. De Piero, Sergo (organist/harpsichordist)

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Collection. De Tarczynksa, Halinka (singer)

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Collection. De Vito, Gioconda

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Collection. Dean, Beth (dancer)

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Collection. Dean, Brett (composer)

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Collection. Dean, Philip (playwright)

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Collection. Deane, Sidney (singer)

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Collection. Dearie, Blossom (singer)

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Collection. Dearth, Harry (singer)

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Collection. Delaney, Rosalie (comedienne)

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Collection. Delavault, Helene (singer)

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Collection. Deller Consort

Alfred George Deller, CBE (31 May 1912 - 16 July 1979), was an English singer and an influential figure in popularising early music during the 20th Century. He was an early proponent of original instrument performance, and in 1948 formed the Deller Consort, a group dedicated to historically informed performance. The group recorded music from as early as the 13th century and significantly expanded popular notions of the Baroque repertoire, producing high-quality authentic "period performances" of the works of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Dowland, and even folk songs. [information from Wikipedia, 2017] Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Demidenko, Nikolai (cellist)

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Collection. Dempsey, Gregory (singer)

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Collection. Demus, Joerg

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Collection. Dendulk, Terence (opera singer)

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Collection. Denereaz, Arthur (pianist)

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Collection. Deng, Alexander (actor, singer)

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Collection. Denning, Angela (singer)

Angela Denning is an opera singer who studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School, the Sydney Conservatory and the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School. She has appeared with the State Opera of South Australia, the Australian Opera, the Kent Opera in the United Kingdom, and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Dennington, Nicole (actor)

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Collection. Dennis, Reggie (comedian, singer)

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Collection. Dennis, Stefan (actor), 1958

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Collection. Denny, W. H. (actor)

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Collection. Denver, John (singer)

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Collection. Dermota, Anton (singer)

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Collection. Deslouis, Claudius (singer)

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Collection. Desmond, Lorrae

Lorrae Desmond, MBE (2 October 1932), is an Australian retired Gold Logie-award-winning singer, entertainer, character actress and theatre lyricist. Link to catalogue record.

Collection. Deutsches Theater, Liverpool

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Collection. Devereaux, Edward (actor)

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Collection. Devereaux, Steve (actor)

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Collection. Devir, Eileen (violinist)

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Collection. Di Stefano, Giuseppe (singer)

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Collection. Diamond, Dick, (playwright)<