RIP Dame Joan Sutherland, 1926-2010

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!)

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiFcr768J3E&feature=related

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akj8Eptjqo&feature=related

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axqxuj9CbDY&feature=related

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J94p-sduWeI&feature=related

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