Monday, 11 October 2010

La Stupenda

Sutherland in her delivery stride
Fantasy Bob would like to interrupt all the nonsense that is usually on these pages to pay a small tribute to a great Aussie - Dame Joan Sutherland whose death is reported today. 

She will for ever be one of the greats of the game - opera's finest fast bowler. 

FB was fortunate enough to see her play once - in a recital at the Usher Hall.  Truly fantastic - the clarity and power of her tone all the way up the soprano register was something remarkable.  Try her recording of Lucia di Lammermuir with Pavarrotti, a fabulous partnership going at full tilt.  A great loss.

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