Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We've lost a great soprano

Opera legend Joan Sutherland has died in Europe after a long illness, at the age of 83.

RIP "La Stupenda"


John Gray said...

I listened to her obituary on the BBC last night....
the best comment stated
"she had a wonderful colour in her voice"

John said...

Yes, I heard another - a critic said "She had poor diction, early in her career. He husband (Richard Bonynge - the conductor)told her this and said she needed to work on it." He felt she preferred the 'sound of her musical voice' over good diction.

A nice way of saying she just loved to sing!

Jabacue said...

She will be missed indeed! Hard shoes to fill.