Later known as Sue Braatvedt. Opera singer, performer and singing teacher. She was born in South Africa, and had obtained a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Music and Drama, a Dip. Arts in Music, and a Ph.D in Music Education. In South Africa she sang solo roles in opera and musical productions for all the four major arts organisations, the Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC); the Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB); the Performing Arts Council of the Orange Free State (PACOFS) and the Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT) - being contracted to the latter organisation as mezzo-soprano soloist for six years. besides her acclaimed operatic performances, she also had a role in Showboat for PACT (1985). In 1986 she emigrated to the United States, and later in 1997 moved to New Zealandand finally, in 2002, to Australia.
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