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Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (born 7 November 1926, died 10 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of bel canto repertoire commencing in the 1950s.

One of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, she was dubbed La Stupenda by a La Fenice audience in 1960 after a performance of Handel's "Alcina".

She possessed a voice of beauty and power, combining extraordinary agility, accurate intonation, a… read more

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  • Avatar for ExCxFx
    Di cor mio, quanto t'amai
  • Avatar for ExCxFx
    ♥ La Stupenda! ♥
  • Avatar for Filippo2192
    The DVD of Lucia from the Met in 1982 made me fall in love with her for ever... I'd give a leg to turn back time and see that performance live
  • Avatar for Forteski
    Soprano group: http://www.last.fm/group/Soprano
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    10. November - Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany: „Joan Sutherland - A Tribute“ concert with Simone Kermes an Hamburg Symphony. Save your tickets now: http://www.hamburgersymphoniker.de/artikel-55-st-konzertdetails-275.htm --- Join the concert at facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamburger-Symphoniker/129342259150?v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=163796893648209&index=1
  • Avatar for AlexCezar
    Just now I received the news about Joan. May rest in peace, forever in our hearts!
  • Avatar for MrJansen
    RIP and thanks for sharing your great talent with us!
  • Avatar for TheDarthsala
    Rest in peace La Stupenda
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    Rest in peace!

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