A report on Joan Sutherland

Sutherland in 1975
Sutherland in 1962
Joan Sutherland in 1990

Australian dramatic coloratura soprano known for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.

- Joan Sutherland
Sutherland in 1975

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Margreta Elkins

Margreta Elkins

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Australian mezzo-soprano.

Australian mezzo-soprano.

Margreta Elkins

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

Tullio Serafin

Tullio Serafin

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Italian conductor and former Musical Director at La Scala.

Italian conductor and former Musical Director at La Scala.

Tullio Serafin
Tullio Serafin plaque (Rottanova, Cavarzere)

During his long career he helped further the careers of many important singers, including Rosa Ponselle, Magda Olivero, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, and most notably Maria Callas, with whom he collaborated on many recordings.

Logo of the company

Opera Australia

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Principal opera company in Australia.

Principal opera company in Australia.

Logo of the company
Sydney Opera House, home of Opera Australia, illuminated at night
Sydney Opera House, 2010
Stage of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2013

The company is perhaps best known internationally for its association with Dame Joan Sutherland, for Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccini's La bohème in the early 1990s and more recently, for, apart from performances inside the opera house, large scale outdoor performances on Sydney Harbour.

Domingo in June 2019

Plácido Domingo

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Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator.

Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator.

Domingo in June 2019
Seventeen-year-old Plácido Domingo as the tenor Rafael the bullfighter in El gato montés with Rosa Maria Montes (Mexico City, 1958)
Domingo made his debut in Verdi's Otello at Bellas Artes in the comprimario rôle of Cassio in 1962
Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, where Domingo began his operatic career
Domingo in Argentina (1979)
Backstage at the Washington National Opera after the opening night of Idomeneo on 3 November 2002
Domingo with American opera singer Stacey Robinson in 1994
Domingo singing at a concert at the Obelisco in Buenos Aires in 2011
Domingo as the president of Europa Nostra at the organization's awards ceremony in 2014
Domingo (center right) as the baritone in Il trovatore at the 2014 Salzburg Festival with Francesco Meli (far left, with sword)
Domingo's father, Plácido Domingo Ferrer (right), with composer Federico Moreno Torroba in Madrid, 1946
Domingo with his wife
Domingo has recorded many compositions by his singer-songwriter son, Plácido Domingo Jr. (pictured here in a publicity photo)
Domingo at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009
At the Washington National Opera on 14 April 2007 after a performance of Die Walküre, his most frequently performed German opera
Placido Domingo at a Concert.
Domingo with young Operalia singers, Budapest, 2016

Later the same year, he made his debut in the United States with the Dallas Civic Opera, where he sang the role of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor opposite Joan Sutherland in the title role and Ettore Bastianini as Enrico.

Spiro Malas

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Greek-American bass-baritone opera singer and actor.

Greek-American bass-baritone opera singer and actor.

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

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.

Monica Sinclair

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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.

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.

Zeffirelli in 2008

Franco Zeffirelli

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Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.

Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.

Zeffirelli in 2008
Zeffirelli with Olivia Hussey while filming Romeo and Juliet in 1967

Zeffirelli also collaborated with Joan Sutherland, designing and directing her performances of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in 1959.

4th Annual Grammy Awards

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The 4th Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 29, 1962, at Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

The 4th Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 29, 1962, at Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor), Joan Sutherland & the Royal Opera House Orchestra for The Art of the Prima Donna