Monday, October 11, 2010
Dame Joan Sutherland
One of the greats has passed away, age 83. She had a voice of Wagnerian proportions with the flexibility of a Tetrazzini; along with Callas, Horne, and her husband Richard Bonynge, she was one of the prime movers in the bel canto revival. Her Turandot, with Zubin Mehta, gave a hint, on record at least, of an alternate universe in which she gave Birgit Nilsson a run for her money in the Wagner and Strauss repertory. RIP, Dame Joan, and condolences to your family.