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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View from the west

Sydney Opera House

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Multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney.

Multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney.

View from the west
View from the west
The main Concert Hall during a performance
The Bennelong Restaurant, located at the southernmost sail
Bennelong Point with tram depot in the 1920s (top left-hand side of photograph), during the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge (foreground)
Utzon's initial sketches in 1957
Sydney Opera House shell ribs
The glazed ceramic tiles of the Sydney Opera House
The shells of the Opera House at night, viewed from the south
The foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, showing the internal structure and steel framing of the glass curtain walls; the final constructions were modified from Utzon's original designs
The foyer of the Concert Hall
The building illuminated at night
The Opera House seen from the north
The Opera House, backed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, from the eastern Botanic Gardens
The Opera House viewed from the south
Tourists on the steps of the Opera House
The Utzon Room: rebuilt under Utzon in 2000 with his tapestry, Homage to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
The Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney (2019).
Podium structure complete, 1962
Shells structure, circa 1965
circa 1965
Tiles complete, circa 1968
The Concert Hall and organ
View from the stage of the Concert Hall.
View from the stage of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Interior of the Studio Theatre.
The Concert Hall and organ.

1974 – Opera singer Joan Sutherland performed for the first time in the theatre that would be named for her.

The college in 2013

St Catherine's School, Waverley

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Private Anglican Junior and Senior day and boarding school, located in Waverley, an eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Private Anglican Junior and Senior day and boarding school, located in Waverley, an eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The college in 2013
The college in 2013
Headmistress and students, 1945

Dame Joan Sutherland – operatic soprano

A table depicting how to perform different types of trills when playing music from the Baroque period (1600–1750). Note the similarity between the symbol for trill and that of the mordent.

Trill (music)

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Musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart, which can be identified with the context of the trill (compare mordent and tremolo).

Musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart, which can be identified with the context of the trill (compare mordent and tremolo).

A table depicting how to perform different types of trills when playing music from the Baroque period (1600–1750). Note the similarity between the symbol for trill and that of the mordent.

Soprano Dame Joan Sutherland was particularly famed for the evenness and rapidity of her trill, and stated in interview that she "never really had to learn how to trill".

George Frideric Handel

Rodelinda (opera)

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Opera seria in three acts composed for the first Royal Academy of Music by George Frideric Handel.

Opera seria in three acts composed for the first Royal Academy of Music by George Frideric Handel.

George Frideric Handel
Francesca Cuzzoni who played the role of Rodelinda in the first performance
Senesino, who played the role of Bertarido in the first performance
Caricature of Francesco Borosini, who played the role of Grimoaldo in the first performance
The King's Theatre, London, where Rodelinda had its first performance

A further notable London revival by the Handel Opera Society, in English and using a cut text, including both Joan Sutherland and Janet Baker in the cast, conducted by Charles Farncombe, was performed in June 1959.

John Pritchard (conductor)

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English conductor.

English conductor.

His recordings include Idomeneo, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Falstaff, Macbeth, Hansel and Gretel, L'elisir d'amore (with Plácido Domingo), Il segreto di Susanna (with Renata Scotto and Renato Bruson), Lucia di Lammermoor and La traviata (the last two with Joan Sutherland).

Original poster

Lakmé

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Opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille.

Opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille.

Original poster
Jean-Alexandre Talazac as Gérald
Opéra-Comique, 2017

1967: Joan Sutherland (Lakmé), Alain Vanzo (Gérald), Gabriel Bacquier (Nilakantha), Jane Berbié (Mallika), Chœurs et Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Richard Bonynge (conductor) (Decca)

Resnik in 1968

Regina Resnik

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American opera singer who had an active international career that spanned five decades.

American opera singer who had an active international career that spanned five decades.

Resnik in 1968

Surely among the happiest memories are three comic masterpieces – her Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, the Marquise in La fille du régiment (with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti) and her Mistress Quickly in the Bernstein–Zeffirelli Falstaff of 1964.

Australian of the Year

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National award conferred on an Australian citizen by the National Australia Day Council, a not-for-profit Australian Governmentowned social enterprise.

National award conferred on an Australian citizen by the National Australia Day Council, a not-for-profit Australian Governmentowned social enterprise.

The first Australian of the Year Sir Macfarlane Burnet, Australian of the Year 1960
Sir Robert Helpmann, Australian of the Year 1965
John Farnham was Australian of the Year in 1987
Recognising the role of Aboriginal Australians, Mandawuy Yunupingu, frontman of Yothu Yindi, was Australian of the Year in 1992
Fiona Stanley, Australian of the Year 2003, running with Summer Olympic Torch 2008
Ita Buttrose, Australian of the Year 2013
Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian of the Year 1961
Slim Dusty, Australian Senior of the Year
Maggie Beer, Senior Australian of the Year 2010
Awards Announcement, Australia Day Eve 25 January 2005
Australians of the Year Walk
The Australians of the Year Walk is on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

In 1961 several news outlets incorrectly referred to Sir Macfarlane Burnet as 'Man of the Year'; the mistake was not allowed to continue, as Joan Sutherland took out the second award, but it is certainly true that women are under-represented.

Leo Nucci

Leo Nucci

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Italian operatic baritone, particularly associated with Verdi and Verismo roles.

Italian operatic baritone, particularly associated with Verdi and Verismo roles.

Leo Nucci

His career is remembered for high-profile performances in opera including appearances with Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland and Plácido Domingo.

Piero Cappuccilli (1975)

Piero Cappuccilli

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Italian operatic baritone.

Italian operatic baritone.

Piero Cappuccilli (1975)

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