Sutherland in 1975
Caballé in Milan, 1971
Sutherland in 1962
Caballé in 1969
Joan Sutherland in 1990
Caballé in 1975
As Rossini's Semiramide at the 1980 Aix-en-Provence Festival
Caballé in 1982.
Caballé with husband and son, at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, 1971
Plaque at her birthplace in Barcelona
Music academy Montserrat Caballé in Arganda del Rey.

In Bellini's Norma, Caballé recorded both the title role (for RCA Red Seal in 1972, with Domingo as Pollione) and later the role of Adalgisa, to Joan Sutherland's Norma in a 1984 Decca recording conducted by Richard Bonynge.

- Montserrat Caballé

Norma—Joan Sutherland (Norma), Montserrat Caballé (Adalgisa), Luciano Pavarotti (Pollione), Samuel Ramey (Oroveso), Diana Montague (Clotilde), Kim Begley (Flavio), Chorus and Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge, recorded 1984—Decca

- Joan Sutherland
Sutherland in 1975

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Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center

Metropolitan Opera

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American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, currently situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, currently situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center
Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Gatti-Casazza's last week at the Met (March 22–29, 1935)
Artur Bodanzky at the Metropolitan Opera in 1915
Otto Hermann Kahn in Berlin, 1931
Metropolitan Opera House in 1905
The new Met Opera House
Staircase

Other celebrated singers who debuted at the Met during Bing's tenure include: Roberta Peters, Victoria de los Ángeles, Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, who had a bitter falling out with Bing over repertoire,, Birgit Nilsson, Joan Sutherland, Régine Crespin, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballé, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo, James McCracken, Carlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, Alfredo Kraus, Plácido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Luciano Pavarotti, Jon Vickers, Tito Gobbi, Sherrill Milnes, and Cesare Siepi.

Euphrasie Borghèse as Marie and François-Louis Henry as Sulpice in the premiere

La fille du régiment

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Opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

Opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

Euphrasie Borghèse as Marie and François-Louis Henry as Sulpice in the premiere
Mécène Marié de l'Isle sang Tonio.
Marie–Julie Halligner sang The Marquise of Berkenfield.
1910 poster for the opera by Emile Finot
Final curtain call of the Metropolitan Opera's performance of 24 December 2011 with (l to r) Lawrence Brownlee (Tonio), Nino Machaidze (Marie), and Ann Murray (Marquise)

It was revived at the Royal Opera, London, in 1966 for Joan Sutherland.

As a non-singing role, the Duchess of Crakenthorp is often played by non-operatic celebrities, including actresses such as Dawn French, Bea Arthur, Hermione Gingold, and Kathleen Turner, or by retired opera greats such as Kiri Te Kanawa and Montserrat Caballé.

Domenico Donzelli, Giuditta Pasta,
and Giulia Grisi (original cast)

Norma (opera)

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Tragedia lirica or opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after the play Norma, ou L'infanticide by Alexandre Soumet.

Tragedia lirica or opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after the play Norma, ou L'infanticide by Alexandre Soumet.

Domenico Donzelli, Giuditta Pasta,
and Giulia Grisi (original cast)
Librettist Felice Romani
Giuditta Pasta for whom the role of Norma was created
Poster advertising the 1831 premiere
Domenico Donzelli sang Pollione
Giulia Grisi sang Adalgisa
Vincenzo Negrini sang Oroveso
Giulia Grisi dressed as Norma. In 1831, she also sang the role of Adalgisa
Act 2 finale, Luigi Lablache as Oroveso, Giulia Grisi (as Norma), Dominique Conti as Pollione. Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1843
Alessandro Sanquirico's set design for act 1, scene 2, for the original production
Drawing for Norma (undated)

Notable exponents of the title role in the post-war period have been Maria Callas, Leyla Gencer, Joan Sutherland, and Montserrat Caballé.

Bel canto–era composer Gioachino Rossini

Bel canto

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Term with several meanings that relate to Italian singing.

Term with several meanings that relate to Italian singing.

Bel canto–era composer Gioachino Rossini
Hand-written note by contralto Marietta Alboni about the decay of bel canto in the late 19th century. The French text reads: "The art of singing is going, and it will only revert with the sole real music of the future: that of Rossini. Paris, 8 February 1881." (signature)
Mathilde Marchesi (1821–1913), a leading Paris-based teacher of bel canto sopranos

That situation changed significantly after World War II with the advent of a group of enterprising orchestral conductors and the emergence of a fresh generation of singers such as Montserrat Caballé, Maria Callas, Leyla Gencer, Joan Sutherland, Beverly Sills and Marilyn Horne, who had acquired bel canto techniques.

Thérèse Tietjens in the title role

Lucrezia Borgia (opera)

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Melodramatic opera in a prologue and two acts by Gaetano Donizetti.

Melodramatic opera in a prologue and two acts by Gaetano Donizetti.

Thérèse Tietjens in the title role
Disegno per copertina di libretto, drawing for Lucrezia Borgia (undated).

A famous performance of Lucrezia Borgia presented by the American Opera Society Ensemble in 1965 at Carnegie Hall with soprano Montserrat Caballé, who was making her American debut, was soon followed by a recording featuring Caballé, Shirley Verrett, Alfredo Kraus, and Ezio Flagello, conducted by Jonel Perlea, who also led the Carnegie Hall performance.

Lucrezia Borgia is often produced as a vehicle for a star soprano, including Leyla Gencer, Mariella Devia, Beverly Sills, Dame Joan Sutherland, Renée Fleming, Edita Gruberová and Sondra Radvanovsky.

Joséphine Fodor as Semiramide

Semiramide

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Opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.

Opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.

Joséphine Fodor as Semiramide
Montserrat Caballé in the title role (Aix-en-Provence Festival, 1980)
Interior of the Temple of Baal, Babylon (act 1, scene 1); set design by Alessandro Sanquirico for Semiramide staged at La Scala in Milan, 1824
Entrance hall of the palace (act 1, scene 8); set design for Semiramide staged at La Scala in Milan, 1824
Set design for act 1, scene 13 of Semiramide staged at La Scala in Milan, 1824
Ìnterior of the temple; set design for act 2, scene 4 of Semiramide staged at La Scala in Milan, 1824
Adjacent to Nino's tomb. Set design by Alessandro Sanquirico for Semiramide staged at La Scala in Milan, 1824

Presentations at La Scala in Milan in December 1962 with Joan Sutherland and Giulietta Simionato required the re-assembly of the entire score from the Rossini autograph, since no other texts were known to exist.

A major revival at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1980 was directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and featured Montserrat Caballé in the title role with Marilyn Horne as Arsace.

Deutsche Grammophon DVD, 00440-073-4538

The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala

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Televised concert, lasting more than eight hours, that New York City's Metropolitan Opera staged on 22 October 1983 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of its first performance.

Televised concert, lasting more than eight hours, that New York City's Metropolitan Opera staged on 22 October 1983 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of its first performance.

Deutsche Grammophon DVD, 00440-073-4538
Kathleen Battle
Sesto Bruscantini
Renato Bruson
Grace Bumbry
Montserrat Caballé
José Carreras
Plácido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Nicolai Gedda
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Marilyn Horne
Kiri Te Kanawa
Alfredo Kraus
Catherine Malfitano
James McCracken
Edda Moser
Robert Nagy
Birgit Nilsson
Luciano Pavarotti
Roberta Peters
Leontyne Price
Ruggero Raimondi
Katia Ricciarelli
Elisabeth Söderström
Frederica von Stade
Joan Sutherland
Leonard Bernstein
James Levine

8 (8:27) "Bel raggio lusinghier", with Joan Sutherland (Semiramide), conducted by Richard Bonynge

3 (10:09) "Vicino a te s'acqueta l'irrequieta anima", with José Carreras (Andrea Chénier) and Montserrat Caballé (Maddalena), conducted by James Levine

Alexander in 1960.

John Alexander (tenor)

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American operatic tenor who had a substantial career during the 1950s through the 1980s.

American operatic tenor who had a substantial career during the 1950s through the 1980s.

Alexander in 1960.

During his long and distinguished career at the Met, Alexander sang opposite many famous artists, including the Met debuts of Renata Scotto (Pinkerton to her Butterfly), Montserrat Caballé (Faust to her Marguerite) and, in the same night as Caballé, Sherrill Milnes' (who portrayed Valentin).

His discography includes recordings of Bellini's Norma (with Dame Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne, 1964) and Donizetti's Anna Bolena (opposite Elena Souliotis, 1968–69).

Piero Cappuccilli (1975)

Piero Cappuccilli

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Italian operatic baritone.

Italian operatic baritone.

Piero Cappuccilli (1975)

Il pirata, with Montserrat Caballé, Bernabé Martí, Ruggero Raimondi, conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, EMI 1970.

I puritani, with Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, conducted by Richard Bonynge, Decca 1975.

Fiorenza Cossotto

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Italian operatic mezzo-soprano.

Italian operatic mezzo-soprano.

She sang Adalgisa next to the Normas of Callas, Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé, Leyla Gencer, and Elinor Ross