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Joan Sutherland
†2010
soprano
Biography
After her triumph in Lucia di Lammermoor at Covent Garden in 1959, Joan Sutherland established herself as one of the foremost sopranos of our time. She was instrumental in reviving Handel’s operas as well as being a great exponent of the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Thomas, Massenet, and Verdi. She has sung in most of the world’s major opera houses and had a prolific recording career, with her recordings receiving many awards. Joan Sutherland has received honorary degrees from universities and music schools in Australia, Europe, and America. She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and was later awarded the Order of Merit by her Majesty the Queen. She also received the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres from the French government for her services to music. Since retiring, she has been invited to sit on many international juries and spent much of her time writing her autobiography, ‘A Prima Donna’s Progress’, which has now been published in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the USA. She passed away in 2010.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final voice 2008Member of the jury
VOICE 2008Member of the jury
Final singing 2004Member of the jury
Semi-final singing 2004Member of the jury
SINGING 2004Member of the jury
Final singing 2000Member of the jury
Semi-final singing 2000Member of the jury
First round singing 2000Member of the jury
SINGING 2000Member of the jury
Final singing 1996Member of the jury
Master classes 21/05/1996: Stuart Burrows/Sena Jurinac/Joan Sutherland/José Van DamMember of the jury
Master classes 20/05/1996: Stuart Burrows/Sena Jurinac/Joan Sutherland/José Van DamMember of the jury
Semi-final singing 1996Member of the jury
First round singing 1996Member of the jury
SINGING 1996Member of the jury
Final singing 1992Member of the jury
Semi-final singing 1992Member of the jury
First round singing 1992Member of the jury
SINGING 1992Member of the jury
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