Shortly after the Australian Singing Competition was launched in 1982, we received this message of support from the “once-in-a-generation singer”, American soprano Jessye Norman.
“Dear Mr. Gridiger,
Thank you for your kind letter on 27 November Re the Marianne Mathy-Frisdane Estate.
This is surely a most generous idea which will be of enormous benefit to Australian Singers.
Sincerely Yours, Jessye Norman