‘Here we have another mighty step in the chronicling of Australia’s musical history’ 

Kurt Gänzl

‘Having been brought up myself in Melbourne, the story of all the Simonsens of St Kilda is absolutely fascinating – brought vividly to life by Roger Neill.’

Danielle de Niese

‘How splendid to have written about the Singing Simonsens of St Kilda. Apart from Frances Alda I knew nothing about them. It’s a fascinating story.’

Richard Bonynge AC CBE

‘Either Alda or myself.’

Dame Nellie Melba

The Simonsens of St Kilda