Selena James, who trained many of her country’s finest singers, has died at 96.
Allison Ward writes:
‘Last night, moments before we started rehearsal for La Traviata with Pacific Opera Victoria, I learned that my dear teacher Selena James had passed away. She was 96 years young and she was a force of nature. Of the thousands of singers she influenced I feel so privileged to have spent 4 and a half years under her careful, clear guidance.’