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Sutherland, Joan 1926-2010

Works: 2,231 works in 5,814 publications in 10 languages and 53,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Music  Portraits 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Commentator, Vocalist, Interviewee, per, Other, Actor, Artist, l4, Dedicatee, Conductor, Collector
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

171 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met debut of soprano Joan Sutherland was one of the great evenings in the history of the company, and this broadcast, recorded only a few days after that memorable first night, captures the near hysteria that Sutherland's spectacular performance unleashed. Lucia's descent into insanity is superbly conveyed in her sensational account of the famous mad scene. Richard Tucker is an ardent Edgardo and Frank Guarrera plays Enrico, Lucia's scheming brother
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

106 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Joan Sutherland takes on the role of Donna Anna in this star-studded broadcast, displaying the full range of the character's feelings, from fury to mourning to revenge. Sutherland's singing perfectly balances floating legato lines with fiery coloratura. James Morris is the libertine of the title, a ruthless man in the guise of a handsome, charismatic aristocrat. Gabriel Bacquier sings his servant, Leporello, and Julia Varady is the besotted Donna Elvira
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

162 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma may be the most challenging soprano role in all of Italian opera. Only the very greatest have the technical mastery and vocal acumen to convey all the facets of this virtuosic part. With this legendary cast, everything comes together in this bel canto masterpiece. Joan Sutherland's ravishingly beautiful voice can do anything Bellini's spectacular vocal line requires. As Norma's friend Adalgisa, Marilyn Horne proves that mezzos can sing as gloriously as sopranos. Together they sent audiences into a frenzy. Add poetic Carlo Bergonzi as the man they both love and rich-voiced Cesare Siepi as Norma's father, and you have one of the all time great broadcasts
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

87 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Messiah arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No. 2 recitative (tenor): Comfort ye, comfort ye my people -- No. 3 Aria (tenor): Every valley shall be exalted -- No. 4 (chorus): And the glory of the Lord -- No. 8 Recitative (alto): Behold, a virgin shall conceive; No. 9 Aria (alto, chorus): O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion -- No. 12 (chorus): For unto us a child is born -- No. 16 Recitative (soprano): And suddenly there was with the angel; No. 17 (chorus): Glory to God in the highest -- No. 18 Aria (soprano): Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion -- No. 40 Aria (bass): Why do the nations so furiously rage together -- No. 41 (chorus): Let us break their bonds asunder -- No. 44 (chorus): Hallelujah! -- No. 45 Aria (soprano): I know that my Redeemer liveth -- No. 47 Recitative (bass): Behold I tell you a mystery; No. 48 Aria (bass): The trumpet shall sound -- No. 53 (chorus): Worthy is the Lamb - Amen
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

72 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

71 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetti's comedy gets a thrilling combination of brilliant singing and impish humor to make it fizz like Champagne. Joan Sutherland, the charming tomboy Marie, has fallen for Luciano Pavarotti as Tonio, who shows how happy he is by nailing nine high Cs in a single aria. Marie's "aunt" fights an uphill battle to turn the girl into a proper young society lady, until Marie is rescued by Tonio and the entire regiment of "fathers" who have raised her. "Delightful" doesn't begin to describe it
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

89 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

72 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic plot of Bellini's tale of an innocent Swiss girl whose sleepwalking lands her in the middle of a scandal may be difficult to believe. But spectacular singers like Joan Sutherland and Nicolai Gedda sweep away plot concerns with their stylish, impassioned portrayals. Even the most hard-hearted curmudgeon would melt for Joan Sutherland as the tender Amina; her golden voice is radiant as it conveys Amina's purity and utterly dazzling conveying her joy. No wonder the Met audience went wild
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Lakmé by Lo Delibes( Recording )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Lakme' is een in India spelende opera van een componist die vooral bekend werd door zijn balletten 'Sylvia' en 'Coppelia'. De vocale delen 'Lakme, ton doux regard se voila', 'Ah, ou va le jeune indoue' (bijgenaamd de 'Klokjesaria'), 'Tu m'as donne le plus doux reve' en 'Viens, Mallika' worden wel eens apart uitgevoerd. Het laatste stuk is een duet dat plotseling populairwerd toen het als muziek in een t.v.-spotje van Veilig Verkeer Nederland werd gebruikt. De 'Air de danses' (of 'Ballet der Bajaderen') wordt ook wel apart gespeeld
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains arias and operatic ensembles by Arne, Handel, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi, Mozart, Thomas, Delibes and Meyerbeer
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
Les Huguenots [opera in five acts] by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia's musical history, Sutherland's formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live-registratie van de opera in de Sydney Opera House, augustus 1978. Geluid- en beeld restoratie 1991
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

104 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (139 p. :
Alcina by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). BERGANZA, Tereza (soprano). LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BOYNGE, Richard (conductor)
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso famously said that putting on Trovatore was easy: the only thing needed were the four best singers in the world. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast: The radiant superstar Joan Sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the Met, is Leonora, the young woman loved by two men--the outlaw Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti in spectacular form), and the noble but sinister Count di Luna (commanding Verdi baritone Leo Nucci). Between them, and at the center of the drama, stands the mysterious gypsy Azucena (the late, great Shirley Verrett), whose actions years before throw a long shadow over the protagonists' lives
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Lucia di Lammermoor
Alternative Names
Joan Sutherland (Bellini)

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