SUTHERLAND, Joan (Sutherland Joan)( Australian singer (coloratura soprano).)
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Biography SUTHERLAND, Joan (Sutherland Joan)
Born in Sydney (Australia) November 7, 1926. She made her debut on stage in 1951 at the opera SW. Goossens Judith. After a year of studies at London's Royal College of Music first performed in the theater 'Covent Garden' in Mozart's Magic Flute. The possessor of a powerful voice and stately, . impressive figure, . Sutherland is ideally suited to dramatic roles, . among which in the early London period were in the opera Aida by Verdi, . Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger and Agathe in Weber's free-lances,
. Through constant work Sutherland became the embodiment of a dramatic coloratura singer, resuscitating the best days of bel canto in the early 20.
In 1959, 'Covent Garden' set for the singer Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti in the direction F. Zeffirelli. The role of Lucia launched Sutherland in the first series of promising singers of bel canto in the years when the zenith of fame was Maria Callas. Sutherland first came to North America in Vancouver in 1958 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni Motsartovskom, and in New York ( 'Metropolitan Opera') - in 1961 in the party Lucia. Soon, her repertoire includes the party of Bellini and Rossini operas. In 1965 she created her own opera company for a lengthy tour in Australia. In 1974, the singer and her husband, R. Boninzh returned to this country and participated in the annual season of the Australian Opera. In 1979, Sutherland was awarded the Order of the British Empire.