The Autobiography of Joan Sutherland.
Joan Sutherland's voice remains one of the marvels of our century. Her liquid tone, astonishing trills, range and accuracy justly earned her the title "La Stupenda", and led to standing ovations for her performances in all the major opera houses around the world. Now retired from singing but still busy judging, the most famous soprano of our time has at last written her autobiography, bringing to vivid life that remarkable career which spanned more than forty years.
In her own worlds, Joan Sutherland narrates the story of an unsuspected talent which grew to become perhaps the finest of its age. She writes of colleagues, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne and Alfredo Kraus, often filling in the comic and practical details of performance, as well as detailing the immensely hard work and punishing travel.
Above all, this is the autobiography of a natural star whose irresistible warmth, professionalism and sheer "joie de vivre" have earned her a permanent and undiminished place in the affections of the music world.
Contains black and white photographs.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 10 / 1999