Complete Decca Studio Recitals

Joan Sutherland

Complete Decca Studio Recitals
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Complete Decca Studio Recitals

Joan Sutherland

Decca pays tribute to Joan Sutherland - “La Stupenda” to her numerous fans - with a limited-edition 23-CD set of her complete studio recitals.

Joan Sutherland shot to international fame in February1959 when she sang the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a month later she recorded her first solo album in Paris for Decca - the start of an exclusive association that would last until her retirement from the operatic stage on 31 December 1990.

This is the first time all of Joan Sutherland’s studio recitals have been made available in a single collection and the set is released in time for what would have been the diva’s 85th birthday on 7 November; October 10 marks the first anniversary of her death.

The CDs are presented in sleeves with original cover art a 48-page booklet contains an appreciation of Joan Sutherland by opera wrter and critic George Hall.

Full track-listings with recording information is included.

Joan Sutherland: Complete Decca Studio Recitals

CD 1: Operatic Arias
CDs 2 & 3: The Art of the Prima Donna
CDs 4 & 5: Command Performance
CDs 6 & 7: The Age of Bel Canto
CD 8: Joy to the World
CD 9: Noël Coward Album
CDs 10 & 11: Love Live Forever
CD 12 & 13: Romantic French Arias
CD 14: Songs my Mother taught me
CD 15: Operatic Duets
CDs 16 & 17: Serate musicali
CD 18: Wagner recital
CD 19: Mozart recital
CD 20: Bel canto arias
CD 21: Talking Pictures
CD 22: Romantic Trios
CD 23: Rarities and first recordings

Review

At the end of last year, the world was saddened by Dame Joan Sutherland’s death. Christened ‘La Stupenda'by her adoring fans, this boxed set contains her simply awesome studio recordings and includes everything from Noël Coward songs to a complete album of romantic French arias.

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