June Bronhill Live in Australia December 1961
Australian June Bronhill was an internationally acclaimed coloratura soprano opera singer, performer and actress. Born in Broken Hill as June Mary Gough, June used the stage name “Bronhill” as a contraction of the name of the town where she was born, in gratitude for the financial help help given by the people of the town towards her operatic career.
After performing abroad for several years and establishing an impressive international career, June Bronhill was invited to perform on the popular Australian television event The BP Super Show in December 1961.
Hosted by musician and entertainer Horrie Dargie, June Bronhill delivers a delightful set of songs including Richard Rogers Spring is Here, Dvorks Songs My Mother Taught Me and the exquisite Aria from La Traviata.
Featuring a lively ballet/dance performance by the GTV9 Ballet, also included is Arthur Young’s seasonal tune Christmas in the Bush featuring Horrie Dargie on harmonica and June Bronhill on vocals.
Please note, although Basil Rathbone is listed in the opening credits, the footage with him no longer exists.
Jill Perryman Live in Australia December 1966
Australia’s Jill Peryman shot to fame in her stage performance as Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” and by 1966 was being acclaimed by critics as one of the country’s greatest performers.
With a hectic schedule and nightly performances in Funny Girl, this production of the BP Super Show was shot over three weeks and follows Jill Perryman’s career in song and includes songs from Funny Girl, South Pacific, Can-Can, Carnival, and The Pajama Game. Along with being a wonderful singer, Jill Perryman is an accomplished actress and comedienne which can be seen in this production.
Produced by Rod Kinnear and narrated by Tony Charleton of GTV9 Melbourne, this show also features Funny Girl cast members Bruce Barry, Tessa Mallos and Neville Burns and first aired in Melbourne and Sydney on 17 December 1966.
Total Running Time: One hour
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