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The Art of the Prima Donna / Joan Sutherland

Album Summary

>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"I'd like to report that this album exhilarates me...Joan Sutherland takes sixteen tests in Advanced Vocalism, and sails through them with startling freedom, scattering grupetti and volate as she goes." -High Fidelity Magazine



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>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts :: The soldier tir'd
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1762.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1762

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Let the bright Seraphim
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Sediziose voci... Casta diva... Ah! bello
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Son vergin vezzosa
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce... Vien, diletto
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Care compagne... Come per me sereno... Sovra il sen
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: O Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah! je ris de me voir
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: Ah! Je veux vivre
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella... Piangea cantando
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Martern aller Arten
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E'strano... Ah, fors'è lui... Sempre libera
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet :: A vos jeux, mes amis
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera :: Ah! Où va la jeune Indoue
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: O beau pays de la Touraine!
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851