Joan Sutherland

It does not take an opera buff to sense the power and authority that Joan Sutherland had over the role of Lucia, in Donizetti's eponymous opera. Sutherland died at the weekend at her home near Geneva, and it is for her portrayal of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor that she achieved international status.

Here is the aria, Quando, rapito in estasi. Joan Sutherland 1926-2010.


strapworld said...

a truly superb voice with incredible range and depth. A wonderful woman who was never the diva, always approachable and helpful.

A sad loss, but heavens gain!

sugplum said...

A great loss. Thanks for this post, somehow in the busyness of my own personal bubble, Sutherland's passing had passed me by.