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Malvina Major and Sister Mary Leo

Sister Mary Leo, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, taught many of New Zealand's best-known singers, including Malvina Major, shown here discussing her training. Kiri Te Kanawa, another of Sister Mary Leo's pupils, can be seen sitting in the background. Major talks about Sister Mary Leo's strictness and other qualities.

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Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, 'Arts education and training - Musicians and singers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45155/malvina-major-and-sister-mary-leo (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, published 22 Oct 2014