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    Violet Mount, soprano / Appleby, The Strand, Sydney, 1905
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - image (oval), 17.2 x 12.2 cm. ; mount, 30.4 x 22.8 cm. (in folder) - 1 silver gelatin panel photoprint

    "During the winter concert season in 1907 Violet Mount left for England after singing in oratorio in Sydney and Melbourne for several years. She was 'doubtless Australia's best soprano', the Sydney Mail said. 'Ada Crossley wrote, asking her to go straight to her, and promising many engagements, including oratorio. She is certain to do well in London'.
    In May 1908 the paper reported that London critics were highly praising a masked soprano, L'Incognita, who had been singing arias from opera with great success at the Alhambra music hall. 'It now appears that the artist in question is Miss Violet Mount, the brilliant soprano who did excellent work in Sydney', it said. She made numerous recordings as L'Incognita. Record collectors debated the identity of the artist for many years and some famous names were advanced."
    Reference: Entertaining Australia : an illustrated history / Katharine Brisbane (ed.). Sydney : Currency Press, 1991, p.151
  • Source
    Presented 1938
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Mount, Violet (BM), April 2010
    Digital order no:a1528563
  • Contributing Creator

    Photographer's stamp on lower edge of mount and on the tissue over the photograph
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Yours very sincerely Violet Mount. Sydney. 21.10.05 -- signature on the lower edge of the mount
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