FANTASY BOB'S CASUAL OBSERVATIONS ON CARLTON, CRICKET, LIFE AND ALL THAT OTHER STUFF
Monday, 11 October 2010
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.