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GRAND OPERA ON THE FILMS.

Australian Productions.

One of the most notable sound films made in Australia from a musical stand point was 'shot' at the Efftee Films nturiin in M#-lhnnrnA reeentlv. It romnrised

the full overture to 'The Barber of Seville' played by the orchestra of the Williamson-Imperial Grand Opera Com pany, under the baton of Maestro Wando Aldrovandi. and the Figaro aria brilliantly sung by Signor Apollo Grandforte, the famous operatic baritone. This grand opera film will be included in the next Efftee unit programme,' featuring 'His Royal Highness, with George Wallace in the lead. It will also be included in the notable array of Australian talkies to be taken to London by Mr. F. W. Turin?, managing director of Efftee Films, when he leaves by the Narkunda on September 13. 'His Royal Highness' and the accom panying Effee unit programme will be given its first Australian release at Brisbane, and a season in Sydney Will follow. One of the most attractive, features of 'His Royal Highness' will be a selection of sohga at the piano by Kathleen Goodall, the- charming Australian actress. Miss Goodall made this talkie film soon after her arrival in Melbourne .recently to ap pear with the Margaret Rawlings/ company in 'Dr. Pygmalion.' Miss Goodall, who has a delightful screen personality, and a pleasing voice, sings three fascinating little songs, 'Widows are Wonderful.' 'Little Baggie Breeches' and 'Little Mary Fawcett.' - Another Australian actress who will en hance her reputation by her work in 'His Royal Highness' is Donalda Warne, who not only acts gracefully in the role of Babette, but also airs a delightful sopr^uo voice in a duet with Frank Tarrant, son of the famous cricketer, of the same name. Miss Warne left for England a few days ago on the Comorin to try her fortune on the London stage. .

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