Saturday, 13 April 2019

772) Joan Sutherland

Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, (1926 – 2010). Australian-born coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.
She possessed a voice combining extraordinary agility, accurate intonation, "supremely" pinpoint staccatos, a trill and a tremendous upper register, although music critics often complained about the imprecision of her diction.
Sutherland was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award, for Best Classical Performance – Vocal Soloist (with or without orchestra) in 1962.
Along with her husband, she contributed to the international launch of Luciano Pavarotti, who described her as "the voice of the century".

- "You settle down, then turn face a huge pouf of red hair, and a mouth of red lipstick that has gone slightly askew beneath the right lower lip."…/no-joans-not-jealous-no-joans-not…

- "There was something indomitable about the imperious jut of that chin, the big red hair..."…/farewell-la-stupenda-20101012-16hs…

- "Beautifully dressed in emerald-green, red hair carefully groomed..."

- "... the thick titian hair is now the color of ginger; the voice retains the soft accent of her native Australia."…

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