Mourning worldwide for the one and only Dame Joan Sutherland, who has passed away aged 83.
Please enjoy this set of videos as a tribute to her: a fascinating interview from 1972. (It is a tribute to her achievements, too, that no journalist today would ever be quite as disparaging as this one is about bel canto!)
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.
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