La Stupenda: The Glory of Joan Sutherland
5 DVDs, 4 operas and the Gala Concert with Pavarotti
Running Time: c. 12 hours
Content Type: Movie
This unique commemorative box-set brings together four spectacular Opera Australia productions of bel canto, grand opera and verismo favourites, plus the concert with Luciano Pavarotti, all featuring the incomparable Dame Joan Sutherland.
'La Stupenda', as she was affectionately and admiringly known, defined the interpretation of these formidable and vulnerable heroines in the second half of the 20th century.
Recorded between 1983 and her gala retirement in 1990, all these unforgettable nights at the Sydney Opera House are graced with Sutherland's upper register of undimmed magnificence, and 'glittering, unmistakable brilliance of sound' (The Canberra Times).
Of that last Les Huguenots, The Age wrote: You could say Dame Joan was incandescent and you would be right: on this special night, this night of one star, she gave a wondrous, full-voiced performance that should be remembered for light years to come...'