B0737. (O’SULLIVAN) François Nouvion. John O’Sullivan – A Biography. (England) Symposium 1388, CD-ROM, 2011.
“This electronic ‘book’ is exceedingly well researched….one must marvel at the painstaking efforts that have gone into it….Within the chapters, the level of detail, including fully footnoted sources, that accompanies the descriptive prose biography is of as high a standard as I have ever seen in a singer’s biography. The biographical method chosen to present this feast of facts and figures is that of emphasizing, in the main, the chronology of the tenor’s career fleshed out by means of quoting contemporary reviews….These reviews come from direct research into local newspapers or from newspaper clippings still owned by a member of the O’Sullivan family….All round, then, this is a worthy work the possession of which will augment any historical vocal record collection….The author deserves our heartiest congratulations….The illustrations are copious and replete with interest and fascination….An earlier Symposium CD …is an audio disc containing 22 of the tenor’s recordings and an impressive accompanying booklet….The two go together admirably.”
- John Banks, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2011