Rigoletto Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (1967/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:29 minutes | 2,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Even Dame Joan Sutherland has rarely if ever made an opera recording so totally enjoyable and involving as this. With the same cast (including chorus and orchestra) as at Convent Garden, it was recorded in 1966 immediately after a series of live performances in the Royal Opera House, and both the comedy and the pathos come over with an intensity born of communication with live audiences. That impression is now the more vivid on this superb transfer, for with spoken dialogue used in this original French version of the opera the absence of background noise is a special benefit, and the production vividly captures the developments in the story.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 140:20 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera "The Elixir of Love" receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant. Donizetti wrote immediately attractive operatic works, this "Elixir of Love" being a perfect example.
Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland) (2001/1978)

Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland) (2001/1978)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.73 Gb (DVD9) | 151 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Italiano, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Bellini’s Norma contains one of the most impressive and also most difficult soprano roles in the whole repertoire of opera. Few sopranos can do justice to it. The first of those who have must surely be Maria Callas, considered the outstanding interpreter of the title part. The role, along with Bellini"s opera, was interpreted in a revolutionary fashion by Joan Sutherland (born in Sydney 1926). She is the protagonist in the present recording made at the Sydney Opera House in August 1978. "La Stupenda", as Joan Sutherland was known in musical circles, ended her international career in 1990. The celebrated production by Sandro Sequi, with Fiorella Mariani"s lavish décor and costumes, concentrates entirely on the human destiny of a woman on the edge of her existence. He intelligently brings forth the priestess’ emotional world, hence showing the many facets of Norma"s character. The whole drama of events on the stage is reflected in the orchestra pit, and musical director Richard Bonynge demonstrates once again his competence for great musical theatre.
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus) (2005/1982)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus) (2005/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The Metropolitan Opera performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor features Joan Sutherland in a triumphant return to the Met after a four year absence. Dame Joan gives a performance of astounding facility and musical sensitivity. Gaetano Donizetti's tragic masterpiece is based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Bride of Lammermoor, a brooding tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland. Taped live in its entirety on November 13, 1982.
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 910.48 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 001305602

Hardly any other singer of our time has had such an uninterrupted and brilliant career as the Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland. Already described as ‘La Stupenda’, the ‘Koloraturwunder’' or ‘The Incomparable’, she can look back on a career stretching over more than forty years which was soundly based and intelligently developed. Sutherland has been on the stage since 1947. Her European career began in London in 1952 and in 1959 the producers at DECCA became aware of the new vocal miracle and entered into an exclusive contract with Joan Sutherland. Since that time her regular recordings have captured all the important stages of her career…
Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)

Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 28 | 117:47 min | 272 Mb
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Music

Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD.
Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander)

Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander) [2002 / 1964]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 770 MB
Classical | DECCA | 470 413-2 | CD1:62'17; CD2:30'43; CD3:69'10

I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control, and, for Sutherland, dramatically telling. Her usually dreadful diction is somewhat better than elsewhere, and she presents Norma's unhappiness and acceptance of her fate honestly. She's not as good when she must express anger, but she tries very hard, and in the face of such gorgeous singing, one barely minds. Of course she never comes near Callas in psychological depth, but why bother bringing that up? –Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com.
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager) (2004/1986)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager) (2004/1986)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Lucia di Lammermoor catapulted Joan Sutherland to international fame in 1959. It is a role with which her name is now inextricably linked and one which provides a perfect showcase for her remarkable vocal agility and acting ability. Set in the misty moors of Scotland, Lucia di Lammermoor is based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers separated by a family feud. In Gaetano Donizetti's dark, romantic opera, the forces of hate tear the young couple apart, leading to madness and murder. Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Joan Sutherland. Directed by John Copley, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Verdi - Il Trovatore (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland) (2002/1983)

Verdi - Il Trovatore (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland) (2002/1983)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.27 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Joan Sutherland was at the height of her career when she took on the role of Leonora – arguably the most dramatic of all Verdi heroines – in 1983. Elijah Moshinsky’s production, in which he was ably supported by the Australian artist Sidney Nolans (set design), Luciana Arrighi (costumes) and Nick Chelton (lighting), was tailor-made for Sutherland, allowing Leonora to develop into a truly tragic heroine occupying the opera’s central ground. This performance at the Australian Opera, Sydney – and featuring a high quality cast under the baton of Richard Bonynge – was recorded by Australian Television on 2nd July 1983. Verdi’s powerful and passionate opera tells a tale of civil war and treachery.