Antiques and opera have enriched the life of Phyllis Brusey and in Ring Down the Curtain she has recaptured on paper some of the atmosphere of wonderful years as an antique dealer and of the exciting successes of the New Zealand Opera Company, with which she was closely associated.
Many people will share the author’s regret that the closing down of the Opera Company in 1971 brought to an untimely end one of New Zealand’s most successful ventures into the arts. This book reveals what actually happened.
A close family link with early missionary days in New Zealand has enabled Mrs Brusey also to include in her book some absorbing incidents of those times, as recorded in her grandfather’s diaries and letters. Her own unusual travel encounters and experiences add to the book’s interesting and varied content.
Is signed and dated by the author.
Hardcover, 192 pages. First edition. Signed by author. In very good preloved condition with the exception of some creasing and wear to the dust jacket and a business stamp applied to two inside pages.