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The Art of Nance Grant

Music & Vision Daily (UK)
Howard Smith

Unlike such internationally renowned countrywomen, divas Yvonne Minton CBE (born 1938) and Dame Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), Nance Grant has remained in Australia throughout her performing career.

Nonetheless she has displayed a voice with beauty and power, an ease of technique, a perfection of phrasing and taste; ensuring a place in the hearts of Australian music lovers. She...was one of Australia's foremost dramatic sopranos during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, possessing an exceptional voice seldom heard beyond local shores...

Melba Records deserves high praise indeed for compiling this two CD release with so wide a variety of Nance's fine recorded performances...Nance's compelling lyric radiance and unwavering fidelity to each composer's wishes, especially evident in the roles of Mozart, Donizetti, Wagner and Richard Strauss, is better heard than described...Her remarkable artistry is beyond question.