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    Default Death of Joan Sutherland

    With Callas and Tebaldi, the most famous of the sopranos of the modern, digital, age.

    Known as "La Stupenda", she was a coluratura soprano with amazing breath control and a huge range. Was a "Diva" with none of the airs and all of the graces.

    Died in her 83rd year on Monday the 10th. The world of opera has lost a legend.

    Joan Sutherland dies at age 83, remem... - Google News
    "......... we must sometimes listen to those who, consumed with zeal, have scant judgment or balance. To such ones the modern world is nothing but betrayal and ruin.........We feel bound to disagree with these prophets of doom who are forever forecasting calamity -- as though the world's end were imminent."

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    There was a clip on RTE Morning Ireland of her singing something. I missed what it was. Shivers up the spine was one way of putting it when I heard it.

    Anyone know what it was? Ok Ok, I can go to RTE player, but am just in from work and a bit jaded like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asset test View Post
    There was a clip on RTE Morning Ireland of her singing something. I missed what it was. Shivers up the spine was one way of putting it when I heard it.

    Anyone know what it was? Ok Ok, I can go to RTE player, but am just in from work and a bit jaded like.
    This.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6zzH8sD-1U]YouTube - Joan Sutherland "Exultate, Jubilate" Mozart 1965[/ame]
    "......... we must sometimes listen to those who, consumed with zeal, have scant judgment or balance. To such ones the modern world is nothing but betrayal and ruin.........We feel bound to disagree with these prophets of doom who are forever forecasting calamity -- as though the world's end were imminent."

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    A truly brilliant artiste.
    "In [Ireland] a wife is regarded as a chattel, just as a thoroughbred mare or cow." Mr Justice Butler in the Irish courts. 'Traditional Marriage' in the 1970s.

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    Many thanks Corelli.

    Stunning performance.

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    Thanks Corelli - I hadn't heard. RIP.

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    The world of opera has lost a legend with the death of Big Joanie. She was pure class.
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    There is some brilliant music of hers on Spotify.

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    RIP - The occasion of her passing calls to mind the way that our popular culture has changed over these recent decades.

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    Stage 1.
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