The Art of the Prima Donna

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Gramophone - Patrick O'Connor
As for "The Art of the Prima Donna," there cannot be any admirers who haven’t already got this, so for newcomers to Sutherland on disc one can only say -- listen and wonder. Her voice, even throughout its range right up to the high E, always keeping its natural quality, is heard at its early fullness.... Despite all the recordings that have come since, I cannot imagine anyone, coming to it for the first time, being disappointed in "The Art of the Prima Donna."
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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Patrick O'Connor
As for "The Art of the Prima Donna," there cannot be any admirers who haven’t already got this, so for newcomers to Sutherland on disc one can only say -- listen and wonder. Her voice, even throughout its range right up to the high E, always keeping its natural quality, is heard at its early fullness.... Despite all the recordings that have come since, I cannot imagine anyone, coming to it for the first time, being disappointed in "The Art of the Prima Donna."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2000
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946711521
  • Catalog Number: 467115
  • Sales rank: 157,374

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Artaxerxes, opera: The soldier tir'd - Thomas Arne & Joan Sutherland (4:07)
  2. 2 Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim - George Frideric Handel & Joan Sutherland (5:57)
  3. 3 Norma, opera: Sediziose voci... Casta diva... Ah! bello - Vicenzo Bellini & Joan Sutherland (12:47)
  4. 4 I Puritani, opera: Son vergin vezzosa - Vicenzo Bellini & Joan Sutherland (3:06)
  5. 5 Semiramide, opera: Bel raggio lusinghier - Gioachino Rossini & Joan Sutherland (6:41)
  6. 6 I Puritani, opera: O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce... Vien, dilet - Vicenzo Bellini & Joan Sutherland (7:02)
  7. 7 La Sonnambula, opera: Care compagne... Come per me sereno... Sovra il se - Vicenzo Bellini & Joan Sutherland (8:25)
  8. 8 Faust, opera: Ô Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah! je ris de me voir - Charles Gounod & Joan Sutherland (4:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! Je veux vivre - Charles Gounod & Joan Sutherland (3:32)
  2. 2 Otello, opera: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella... Piangea cant - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (8:05)
  3. 3 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, opera, K. 384: Martern aller Arten - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Joan Sutherland (8:43)
  4. 4 La Traviata, opera: E'strano... Ah, fors'è lui... Sempre libera - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (6:45)
  5. 5 Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: À vos jeux, mes amis - Ambroise Thomas & Joan Sutherland (8:51)
  6. 6 Lakmé, opera: Ah! Où va la jeune Indoue - Léo Delibes & Joan Sutherland (7:52)
  7. 7 Les Huguenots, grand opera in 5 acts: Ô beau pays de la Touraine! - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Joan Sutherland (5:45)
  8. 8 Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (6:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Sutherland Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vocal perfection

    Dame Joan Sutherland had THE voice of the 20th. century, and probably all time. This album is evidence of that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    This is the greatest recital for any coloratura soprano ever rec

    This is the greatest recital for any coloratura soprano ever recorded. She 
    sings some of the most difficult bel canto arias written. And she does 
    it withe ultimate ease, a perfect trill, perfect runs, perfect staccato,
    stratosphere high notes up to perfect high E naturals. The voice too beautiul to
    describe. You must hear her to believe. Finally, Sutherland had a voice huge enough for Wagner. A true rarity, a dramatic coloratura.

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    Posted August 14, 2009

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