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Joan Sutherland: A Portrait

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>     Accompagnato
>     Air
>     Recitative
>     Air
>     Duet
>     Recitative
>     Trio
>     Solo and Chorus
>     Recitative
>     Air
>     Chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Air
>     Air
>     Air
>     Air
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>     Tornami a vagheggiar
>     Ombre pallid
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>     Let the bright seraphim
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     The Willow Song
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>     Ah, fors' è lui / Sempre libera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Recitative and Aria. Caro nome
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Sediziose voci... Casta diva... Ah! bello a me ritorna
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>     Son vergin vezzosa (Polonaise)
>     O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce... Vien, diletto
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Care compagne... Come per me sereno... Sovra il sen
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliet
>     The Waltz Song
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>     Marten aller Arten
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>     The Bell Song
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots
>     O beau pays
>Arne, Thomas A. : Artaxerxes
>     The soldier Tir'd
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>     Bel raggio lusinghier
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris de me voir
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>     The Mad Scene

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliet
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots
>Arne, Thomas A. : Artaxerxes
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
In her own time there was a tendency to take Sutherland for granted, so consistent were her high standards of technique, musicianship and, yes, acting. Her total command of the stage was always formidable.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Accompagnato
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Air
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Recitative
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Air
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Duet
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Recitative
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Trio
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Owen Brannigan (Bass); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Solo and Chorus
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Recitative
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Air
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: Chorus
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air
  • Performers: George Malcolm (Harpsichord); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air
  • Performers: George Malcolm (Harpsichord); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air
  • Performers: George Malcolm (Harpsichord); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air
  • Performers: George Malcolm (Harpsichord); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Anthony Lewis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Ombre pallid
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Anthony Lewis
  • Running Time: 10 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Samson :: 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

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: The Willow Song
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Ah, fors' è lui / Sempre libera
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Recitative and Aria. Caro nome
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Sediziose voci... Casta diva... Ah! bello a me ritorna
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 12 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Son vergin vezzosa (Polonaise)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce... Vien, diletto
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 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. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliet :: The Waltz Song
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

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

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: The Bell Song
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots :: O beau pays
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Arne, Thomas A. : Artaxerxes :: The soldier Tir'd
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1762.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1762

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris de me voir
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet :: The Mad Scene
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868