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Joan Sutherland

Olga Peretyatko: A Nightingale Soars Among the Stars

Simon Hewitt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

An impish, witty, self-deprecating girl with twinkling hazelnut eyes is sending gusts of fresh air whooshing through the opera world. Her flight to the top has been a libretto in its own right.

Angela Meade Riffs on Her Dazzling New Role as She Debuts Norma at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Angela Meade ruled the stage as Norma last Saturday in an alluring new production at Washington National Opera, and judging from the ovation after her first aria and the "bravas" at the finale, this singer will now add another glittering success to her list of plaudits.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Iconic Arts Figures Who Passed in 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Whether cut short or lived to the fullest, the end of the calendar year provides a somber moment of reflection to honor the lives of artists who've pa...

The Power of Celebrity

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The challenge for so many of us in the fields of classical music and opera today is that the number of celebrity artists is dwindling.

Joan Sutherland 1926-2010

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brian Dickie

Oh dear -- one of the greatest of all is gone, a singer who for my generation was a defining light, a miraculous singer, and as Luciano said, "the voice of the century."

La Stupenda, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dies

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Weller

Considered by many to be the coloratura soprano of the past century, Dame Joan Sutherland has died. Australian media said the Sydney-born bel canto diva died at age 83 in Switzerland.

WATCH: ARTIST TRIBUTE: In The Wake Of Dame Joan Sutherland's Passing, A Tribute

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Dame Joan Sutherland, who passed away Sunday at the age of 83, was a legendary operatic soprano who's debut as Lucia di Lamermoor on stage at London's...