Dame Joan Sutherland

Legends of Lyric Soprano

Joan Sutherland
Legends of Lyric

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Dame Joan Sutherland

Known worldwide as “La Stupenda,” the Australian dramatic coloratura soprano Dame Joan Sutherland (1926 - 2010) possessed what was often referred to as “The Voice of the Century” – shining in tone, massive in size, and gifted with staggering agility. A standard-setter in a large number of bel canto operas, Sutherland was hailed at Lyric in four signature roles – Lucia, Semiramide, Marie (in La fille du régiment), and Anna Bolena.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland:




Dame Joan Sutherland's Roles at Lyric



1961


Lucia 
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 14, 16, 18


1971



Semiramide 
Semiramide
Gioachino Rossini
Sept. 24, 27, 29; Oct. 2, 8, 11


1973



Marie 
La fille du régiment
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 20, 24, 26; Nov. 2, 5, 7


1975



Lucia 
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Nov. 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28; Dec. 1, 4


1985



Anna 
Anna Bolena
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 30; Nov. 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 19
Joan Sutherland.backstage after LUCIA performance, Lyric, 1961
Joan Sutherland backstage after Lucia performance, Lyric, 1961.

 

 

 


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