‘Based on the two Melba CDs Nance Grant was the owner of one of the more important voices of the 20th century. She was a highly musical singer, with good intonation and she also was aware of the fine art of legato singing in dramatic music....Edward Downes was very supportive of Grant – he invited her as guest soloist to Sydney. He directed her career more into the dramatic repertoire. R Strauss’ Marschallin in Rosenkavalier in 1972 was totally new to her and she never had sung a major role before. She did not have all the repertoire experience, but she had the right voice. In Ariadne you can hear a really opulent voice, opening up beautifully into the higher regions with those beautiful, soaring lines in the music of Strauss. In Tannhauser you can hear a full resonant sound in the lower register with a striking, rejoicing sound into the higher region - exemplary singing, as well as the aria from Fidelio’.