The music world is mourning as of the moment as the great Opera Soprano Dame Joan Sutherland dies Sunday at the age of 83. The Aussie singer retired 20 years ago and ever since she experience a terrible fall, she has been ill since that time.
Way back August 1947, she made made a significant concert debut in Sydney in Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” From then on, she has graced several operas with her magnificent voice. No opera lover doesn’t know her. Her family has claimed that Sutherland has brought so much happiness to a lot of people. ”She’s a very important person all over the world, but for us this is our family and we’re just trying to come to terms with this,” said Dame Joan’s daughter-in-law Helen.
She last performed with Luciano Pavarotti in a production of Die Fledermaus 20 years ago. She was able to grab her Grammy in 1961 for best classical performer of the year. In her entire career, she was able to record some 40 recordings of 33 different operas, anthologies and other music and was appointed a Dame in the 1979 New Year’s Honours list.
Her 83 years in the world, she has brought so much life in so much operas. The opera star requested a small and private funeral service.