Sutherland in 1975
Sutherland in 1962
Joan Sutherland in 1990

This way he came to the attention of Joan Sutherland and her husband, the conductor Richard Bonynge.

- Spiro Malas

In attendance were Sherrill Milnes, Norman Ayrton, Regina Resnik, and Spiro Malas.

- Joan Sutherland
Sutherland in 1975

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Margreta Elkins

Margreta Elkins

Australian mezzo-soprano.

Australian mezzo-soprano.

Margreta Elkins

She recorded alongside sopranos such as Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland.

Griselda – Lauris Elms (Griselda), Joan Sutherland (Ernesto), Monica Sinclair (Gualtiero), Margreta Elkins (Almirena), Spiro Malas (Rambaldo), Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge, recorded 1967. Decca 448 977-2 (coupled with Montezuma)

Contralto vocal range (F3–F5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

Lauris Elms

Australian retired contralto, renowned for her roles in opera and lieder and as a recording artist.

Australian retired contralto, renowned for her roles in opera and lieder and as a recording artist.

Contralto vocal range (F3–F5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

In 1965, she sang with the Sutherland–Williamson Opera Company and then with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and the Australian Opera from 1966 to 1987.

Handel's Alcina (with Joan Sutherland, Margreta Elkins, Spiro Malas and others)

Contralto vocal range (F3–F5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

Monica Sinclair

Contralto vocal range (F3–F5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

Monica Sinclair (23 March 1925 – 7 May 2002) was a British operatic contralto, who sang many roles with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden during the 1950s and 1960s, and appeared on stage and in recordings with Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Malcolm Sargent and many others.

Bononcini: Griselda (with Lauris Elms, Joan Sutherland, Margreta Elkins, Spiro Malas, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, under Richard Bonynge)