Monday, October 11, 2010

Joan Sutherland (1926-2010)

Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" ("the stupendous one") in the 1960s, the Australian soprano who played a leading role in the revival of bel canto singing and repertory in a career spanning more than 40 years, has died at the age of 83 at her home in Switzerland.

An obituary by The New York Times' Anthony Tommasini:

An appreciation/obituary written by Alan Blyth (who died in 2007) for The Guardian:

An appreciation, with video clips appended, by The Washington Post's Anne Midgette: