Joan Sutherland-La Stupenda. Although she originally trained as a Wagnerian singer-she switched to the Bel Canto repetory, a MUCH different style, and helped bring about a new "Golden Age of Opera" with her exciting high notes and coloratura.

Joan Sutherland in La Stupenda. Although she originally trained as a Wagnerian singer-she switched to the Bel Canto repetory and helped bring about a new "Golden Age of Opera" with her exciting high notes and coloratura.

Joan Sutherland at her debut at the Old Met in Lucia | [photographer unknown] I saw her here at the Old Met, Lucia di Lamamore.

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Joan Sutherland at her debut at the original Met Opera House in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Maria Callas visiting Joan Sutherland and her husband, Richard Bonynge, backstage after performing Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Covent Garden, London .

Maria Callas visiting Joan Sutherland and her husband, Richard Bonynge, backstage after performing Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Covent Garden, London .

Joan Sutherland - Art of the Prima Donna (Vinyl)

Joan Sutherland - Art of the Prima Donna (Vinyl)

Absolutely beautiful tremendous voice- the singer of the century....Joan Sutherland "Casta diva" from "Norma"

Absolutely beautiful tremendous voice- the singer of the century.Joan Sutherland "Casta diva" from "Norma". That is my favorite aria ever

Dame Joan Sutherland as Ophélie in the Canadian Opera Company's 1985 production of Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet

Dame Joan Sutherland as Ophelie in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet .The Canadian Opera Company

Dame Joan Sutherland

Dame Joan Sutherland in Semiramide

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