Australian legendary operatic tenor DONALD SMITH sings the aria "AMOR TI VIETA' from Umberto Giordano's opera 'FEDORA'.
Born in Bundaberg Queensland in 1922, Donald began singing in his early teens at concerts and broadcasting on radio in his home town. Donald commenced his operatic career in Brisbane singing the leading tenor roles in many operas including 'Faust', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Cavalleria Rusticana', 'Pagliacci', 'Maritana' and 'The Bohemien Girl'.
In the early 50's Donald became a professional operatic tenor touring Australia with the then Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Opera Company, (later The Australian Opera and Opera Australia. He commenced his international operatic career in the early 60's traveling to England to perform with the then Sadlers Wells Opera company, (later The English National Opera Company). Donald performed a variety of operas with The Wells including 'Carmen', 'Madam Butterfly', 'Rigoletto', 'Attilla', 'Ernani', The Barterd Bride', and 'The Masked Ball'. During this period he also made his debut as Prince Calaf in 'Turandot' at Covent Garden Opera.
Throughout his illustrious career Donald became arguably one of Australia's greatest operatic tenors emerging from that country during the 20th Century.