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Giving thanks for La Stupenda

Giving thanks for La Stupenda

Bright seraphic soprano resounds at Westminster Abbey Thanksgiving

Sutherland as Elvira in Bellini's 'I Puritani' at Covent Garden, 1963

Rumour has it that Snoop Dogg may be serenading the royals there in a couple of months' time, but this afternoon it was the most agile, even and full soprano voice of all which rang from the vaulting of Westminster Abbey. Thanks to the noble co-operation of the Royal Opera House - serving up its orchestra and music director, Antonio Pappano - the Australian High Commission and the Australian Music Foundation, we celebrated the life and works of Dame Joan Sutherland in the high, orchestrated style which only this kind of event could have done full justice.


How "Let the Bright Seraphim" filled the Abbey! Such music. Such singing.

Very brillant singing but let lets also the smile andin later years the sublime l.b. liam

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