Story: Classical musicians

Patricia Payne

Patricia Payne plays Ulrica in a production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, staged by the San Francisco Opera in 1977. Payne was renowned for her outstanding mezzo-soprano voice. In this 1972 radio interview, she discusses her early focus on oratorio before she started to sing opera.

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Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Singers of the 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014