The Art of Joan Sutherland

12 October 2010

JS vol 1


This ten volume series (started in 1985) is a complete overview of, as the title says, the art of Joan Sutherland. It is a collection of Italian, French and English songs from opera and oratorio, chosen and edited by Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge, with cadenzas and notes by Richard Bonynge.

The cadenzas and interpretations of Sutherland were firmly based on eighteenth and nineteenth century performing traditions, and serve as a guide to the art of singing. These volumes have important notes on breathing, interpretation, embellishments and dynamics that can be used as a guide to performing styles of the music included in the volumes.

Volume 1: Famous “Mad Scenes”
from Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani and Hamlet

Volume 2: Eighteenth Century Arias
from Alcina, Giulio Cesare, Samson, Ataxerxes and Rosina

Volume 3: Romantic Italian Arias
from Semiramide, Lucia di Lammermoor Linda di Chamounix and Maria Stuarda

Volume 4: Arias by Donizetti
from L fille du Regiment, Lucrezia Borgia, Emilia di Liverpool and Anna Bolena

Volume 5: Arias
from Norma, I Puritani, I Masnadieri and Il Castello di Kenilworth

Volume 6: Arias
from Beatrice di Tenda, La Sonnambula, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La cambiale di matrimonio and Fra Diavolo

Volume 7: Arias by Verdi
from Attila, I Masnadieri, Rigoletto, La traviata and Il Trovatore

Volume 8: Arias
from Lakmé, Dinorah and Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Volume 9: Arias by Massenet
from Le Roi de Lahore, Chérubin, Esclarmonde, Cendrillon, Le Cid and Hérodiade

Volume 10: Favourite songs
by Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti, Gounod, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini and Verdi

All ten volumes are available from Faber Music