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La Stupenda: Glory Of Joan Sutherland

Meyerbeer / Thane / Elizabethan Sydney Orch
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 4029  
Composer:  Giacomo MeyerbeerGaetano DonizettiFrancesco CilèaGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandAnson AustinClifford GrantAmanda Thane,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet OrchestraAustralian Opera ChorusElizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
Length: 12 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

LA STUPENDA – The Glory of Joan Sutherland (6-DVD Box Set) Giacomo Meyerbeer
LES HUGUENOTS

Marguerite de Valois – Joan Sutherland
Valentine – Amanda Thane
Raoul de Nangis – Anson Austin
Urbain – Suzanne Johnston
Count de Nevers – John Pringle
Marcel – Clifford Grant
Count de Saint Bris – John Wegner

Lotfi Mansouri, stage director

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, October 1990

Gaetano Donizetti
LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

Marie – Joan Sutherland
Tonio – Anson Austin
The Marquise of Berkenfield – Heather Begg
Sulpice – Gregory Yurisich
Hortensius – Gordon Wilcock
A Peasant
Read more – Stephen Bennett
A corporal of the French Army – David Lemke
The Dancing Master – James Huxtable
The Duchess of Krakenthorp – Marie-Claire
The Notary – Drew McFarlane

Sandro Sequi, stage director

Recorded live from the Sydney Opera House, 1986

Francesco Cilea
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

Adriana Lecouvreur – Joan Sutherland
The Princess of Bouillon – Heather Begg
Maurizio – Anson Austin
Michonnet – John Shaw

Recorded live from the Sydney Opera House, 1984

Gaetano Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA

Lucrezia Borgia – Joan Sutherland
Maffio Orsini – Margreta Elkins
Gennaro – Ron Stevens
Don Alfonso – Robert Allman
Jeppo Liverotto – Robin Donald
Apostolo Gazella – Lyndon Terracini
Ascanio Petrucci – Gregory Yurisich
Ololferno Vitellozzo – Lamberto Furlan

George Ogilvie, stage director

Recorded live from the Sydney Opera House, 1977

SUTHERLAND / PAVAROTTI / BONYNGE GALA CONCERT

Joan Sutherland, soprano
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

Opera Australia Chorus
The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Richard Bonynge, conductor

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Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: LPCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English
Running time: 12 hours 5 mins
No. of DVDs: 6 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Anson Austin (Tenor), Clifford Grant (Bass),
Amanda Thane (Soprano), Suzanne Johnston (Mezzo Soprano), John Wegner (Bass Baritone),
John Pringle (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra,  Australian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 
2.
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Gordon Wilcock (Voice), Gregory Yurisich (Bass), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Anson Austin (Soprano), Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera Chorus,  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
3.
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Graeme Ewer (Baritone), Ronald Stevens (Baritone), Margreta Elkins (Mezzo Soprano),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Robert Allman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera Chorus,  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
4.
Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Anson Austin (Tenor), Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano),
John Shaw (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
5.
La traviata: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
6.
I Pagliacci: Excerpt(s) by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
7.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Excerpt(s) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
8.
Tosca: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
9.
Hamlet: A vos jeux "Mad Scene" by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 

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