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!)

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Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"