Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Reminiscing About Joan Sutherland With An Aria Performance

Sutherland as Lucrezia
The entire state memorial service held on November 9, 2010, at the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House for the late Dame Joan Sutherland is available on YouTube here. But two moments that particularly stand out are a videotaped performance of the soprano singing "Era desso il figlio mio" from Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (especially for her marvelous full-bodied delivery of the line "Il mio cuore con esso è morto") and her son Adam speaking directly afterwards. Click on the video below to watch both items.