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As a child, she listened to and imitated her mother's singing exercises. Her mother, a mezzo-sopranohad taken voice lessons but never considered making a career as a professional singer. Sutherland was 18 years old when she began seriously studying voice with John and Aida Dickens.
Inshe made her stage debut in Eugene Goossens 's Judith. Being an admirer of Kirsten Flagstad in her early career, she trained to be a Wagnerian dramatic soprano.
Sutherland married Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge on 16 October Their son, Adam, was born in Bonynge gradually convinced her that Wagner might not be her Fachand that since she could produce high notes and coloratura with great ease, she should perhaps explore the bel canto repertoire.
She eventually settled in this Fach, spending most of her career singing dramatic coloratura soprano. Inshe appeared in Handel 's Alcina with the Handel Opera Society, and sang selections from Donizetti 's Emilia di Liverpool in a radio broadcast, in which performances her bel canto potential was clearly demonstrated.
Inat the Royal Opera House, after singing "Let the bright Seraphim" from Handel's oratorio Samsonshe earned a ten-minute-long standing ovation. The role of Edgardo was sung by her fellow Australian Kenneth Neatewho had replaced the scheduled tenor at short notice.
Inshe recorded the album The Art of the Prima Donna: The album, a collection consisting mainly of coloratura arias, displays her seemingly effortless coloratura ability, high notes and opulent tones, as well as her exemplary trill. Her singing of the Mad Scene drew a minute ovation. After a total of performances in a number of different operas,  her last appearance there was a concert on 12 March The opera house management then declined to stage the operetta The Merry Widow especially for her, as requested; subsequently, she did not perform at the Met during that time at all, even though a production of Rossini 's Semiramide had also been planned, but later she returned there to sing in other operas.
Accompanying her was a young tenor named Luciano Pavarottiand the tour proved to be a major milestone in Pavarotti's career.
Every performance featuring Sutherland sold out. During the s, Sutherland strove to improve her diction, which had often been criticised,[ citation needed ] and increase the expressiveness of her interpretations.
She continued to add dramatic bel canto roles to her repertoire, such as Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and Lucrezia Borgiaas well as Massenet 's extremely difficult Esclarmondea role that few sopranos attempt. With Pavarotti she made a very successful studio-recording of Turandot in under the baton of Zubin Mehtathough she never performed the role on stage.
Sutherland's early recordings show her to be possessed of a crystal-clear voice and excellent diction. However, by the early s her voice lost some of this clarity in the middle register, and she often came under fire for having unclear diction.
Some have attributed this to sinus surgery; however, her major sinus surgery was done inimmediately after her breakthrough Lucia at Covent Garden.
Her husband Richard Bonynge stated in an interview that her "mushy diction" occurred while striving to achieve perfect legato.
According to him, it is because she earlier had a very Germanic "un-legato" way of singing. In the late s, Sutherland's voice started to decline and her vibrato loosened to an intrusive extent. However, thanks to her vocal agility and solid technique, she continued singing the most difficult roles amazingly well.
As her vocal security to some extent lessened, paradoxically her dramatic grasp of the theatrical moment heightened. According to her own words, given in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in her biggest achievement was to sing the title role in Esclarmonde.Welcome to lausannecongress2018.com Opera review: A delightful Golden Cockerel at the Coliseum Rimsky-Korsakov did not live to see his last opera, The Golden Cockerel, performed.
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Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to . Welcome to lausannecongress2018.com Opera review: A delightful Golden Cockerel at the Coliseum Rimsky-Korsakov did not live to see his last opera, The Golden Cockerel, performed.
He completed the opera in , died a year later in and then the first performance took place in the private Solodnikov Theatre in Moscow in the autumn of .