Our forgotten Diva: an evening to remember Florence Austral

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Published May 2, 2021, 7:00 PM

In 1922, Florence made her début with the British National Opera Company. At short notice, without stage or orchestral rehearsal, she replaced the lead singer as Brünnhilde in Wagner's The Valkyrie. She was an instant and lasting success.

In 1952 she moved to Newcastle and took up a teaching position at the newly formed Newcastle branch of the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music.

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