Farewell Donald Munro — 20.01.12

Opera Pioneer and Arts Foundation Icon Donald Munro has passed away shortly after his 99th birthday.

Until 2010 Donald managed to visit New Zealand annually from his home in Australia and participated in the life of the Arts Foundation from the time he received his Icon Award in 2005. He had wonderful stories to share with us and an incredible memory for dates and events over his life in England before and after WWII and the early stages of opera in New Zealand. 

Donald was still teaching singing when aged 97 and was determined to celebrate his 100th birthday in New Zealand.   We were looking forward to help organise this for Donald.

Our condolences go to Doug, Lucinda and other family members, Graeme and Angela Gorton, and to all Donald's friends.