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Sutherland, Joan 1926-2010

Works: 2,687 works in 8,453 publications in 10 languages and 78,973 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Biographies  History  Christmas music  Filmed performances  Arrangements (Music)  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Vocalist, Other, s=s, Commentator, Interviewee, Musician, Actor, Artist, Dedicatee, Conductor, Arranger, Collector
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Joan Sutherland
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

41 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 2,338 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

204 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,302 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( )

105 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,005 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

172 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

107 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

81 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor Birgit Nilsson, soprano Hans Hotter, bass-baritone Gerhard Stolze, tenor Gustav Neidlinger, bass-baritone Joan Sutherland, soprano Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Georg Solti, conductor Libretto included
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

95 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Joan Sutherland is Amina, the innocent orphan who sleepwalks her way into scandal. She brings her legendary coloratura skills and sumptuous high notes to Bellini's bel canto showcase, capping the performance with a sensational final scene in which Amina is reunited with her fiancé Elvino, sung by John Alexander. Bonaldo Giaiotti is the mysterious Count Rodolfo and Colette Boky sings Lisa, the jealous innkeeper who wants Elvino for herself. Richard Bonynge conducts
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

92 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,107 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
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

96 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,069 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 fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

79 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 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
Esclarmonde by Jules Massenet( )

75 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Lakmé by Léo Delibes( Recording )

77 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakme Joan Sutherland, soprano Alain Vanzo, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra and Chorus Richard Bonynge, conductor Llibretto included
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

99 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 880 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

68 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 868 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

182 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Norma] Joan Sutherland, soprano Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano John Alexander, tenor Richard Cross, bass London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Richard Bonynge, conductor Libretto included
Live from Lincoln Center by Joan Sutherland( )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

56 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 711 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
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

54 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record one, side one: The soldier tir'd (Arne), Let the bright seraphim (Handel), Casta diva (Bellini), Son vergin vezzosa (Bellini). Record 1, side 2: Bel raggio (Rossini), Qui la voce (Bellini), Come per me sereno (Bellini), The jewel song (Gounod); record two, side one: The waltz song (Gounod), The willow song (Verdi), Marten aller arten (Mozart), Ah fors' e lui and sempre libera (Verdi); Record two, side two: The mad scene (Thomas), The bell song (Delibes), O beau pays (Meyerbeer), Caro nome (Verdi). Joan Sutherland, vocalist
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Joan Sutherland : the authorized biography
Alternative Names
Dame Joan Sutherland

Die Wundervolle 1926-2010

Džoun Saderland

Ioanna Sutherland

Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland artiste lyrique

Joan Sutherland artiste lyrique d'Australie

Joan Sutherland australiensk sångare

Joan Sutherland australijska śpiewaczka operowa, sopran

Joan Sutherland Australisch zanger

Joan Sutherland Australisch zangeres

Joan Sutherland australische Opernsängerin (Sopran)

Joan Sutherland australsk sanger

Joan Sutherland australsk songar

Joan Sutherland ausztrál operaénekesnő

Joan Sutherland (Bellini)

Joan Sutherland soprán Astrálach

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Joan Sutherland soprano australiano

Joan Sutherlandová

Joan Sutherlandová australská operní pěvkyně, koloraturní soprán

La Stupenda 1926-2010

Sazerlend, Džoan.


Sutherland Dame Joan

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Sutherland, Joan 1926-2010

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