Joan Sutherland – My Favourites
Dame Joan Sutherland
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4826448
Barcode
00028948264483
Format
1-CD
Video
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1              GRAUN Montezuma: Non han calma le mie pene

2              MOZART Die Zauberflöte: O zittre nicht

3–4         BELLINI Norma: Mira, O Norma – Si, fino all’ore estreme compagna tua m’avrai

5              BELLINI La sonnambula: Ah! non giunge

6              VERDI Attila: Santo di patria…allor che i forti corrono

7              MASSENET Esclarmonde: Esprits de l’air … Roland ! Roland ! Roland !

8              LEONI L’oracolo: Ferito … L’hanno ferito

9              LECOCQ Le Cœur et la Main: Un soir Perez le capitaine

10           OFFENBACH Robinson Crusoé: Conduisez-moi vers celui que j’adore

11           ARDITI Il bacio

12           HAHN Si mes vers avaient des ailes

13           GLIÈRE Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra: I. Andante

14           GOUNOD Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

15           KREISLER Sissy – The King Steps Out: Stars in my eyes

16           COWARD Operette: Countess Mitzi

17           BENEDICT The Gypsy and the Bird

18           FRASER-SIMSON The Maid of the Mountains: Love will find a way

 

Dame Joan Sutherland, soprano

Richard Bonynge, conductor

Recording information

Recording Producers: David Harvey (Montezuma); Christopher Raeburn (Die Zauberflöte, Attila, Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra); Christopher Raeburn (Norma); Ray Minshull, Michael Bremner (La sonnamubula); Michael Woolcock, James Mallinson (Esclarmonde); James Mallinson (L’oracolo); Mordler (Le Cœur et la Main, Robinsoe Crusoé, Si mes vers avaient des ailes); Michael Bremner (Il bacio, The Gypsy and the Bird); Ray Minshull (O Divine Redeemer); Christopher Raeburn, Erik Smith (The Maid of the Mountains, The King Steps Out); John Culshaw (Operette)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Montezuma); Arthur Lilley, Arthur Bannister (Die Zauberflöte); James Lock (Norma); Roy Wallace, Kenneth Wilkinson (La sonnambula); Arthur Lilley (Attila); James Lock, Philip Wade (Esclarmonde); Simon Eadon, James Lock, Philip Wade (L’oracolo); James Lock (Le Cœur et la Main, Robinson Crusoé); Kenneth Wilkinson, Michael Mailes, Arthur Lilley (Il bacio, The Gypsy and the Bird); Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock, Peter van Biene (Si mes vers avaient des ailes); Gordon Parry (Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra, Operette); Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock (O Divine Redeemer); Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock, Gordon Parry (The Maid of the Mountains, The King Steps Out)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 26, 27 & 29 October–3 November 1962 (Il bacio, The Gypsy and the Bird); 25–29 June 1963 (Attila); 10, 27, 28 & 31 May 1965 (O Divine Redeemer); 10, 11, 14, 16 March, 12 & 18–20 July 1966 (The Maid of the Mountains, The King Steps Out); 21–23, 26, 29, 30 March, 1 April & 2 September 1966 (Montezuma); 22, 28, 31 March, 2 April & 5 July 1966 (Operette); 8–9 May 1968 (Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra); 10, 14, 19 & 22 August 1972 (Si mes vers avaient des ailes); 2–5 & 9–15 July 1975 (Esclarmonde); 6 July–4
September 1975 (L’oracolo); Decca Studio No.3 West Hampstead, London, UK, 7, 11, 13, 16 & 20 June 1963 (Die Zauberflöte); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, June/July 1964 (Norma); Teatro Pergola, Florence, Italy, 8–19 September, 1962 (La sonnambula); Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August, 4, 6, 7, 9, 18, 20–21 September 1969 (Le Cœur et la Main, Robinson Crusoé)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

“Callas is wonderful, yes, but the one to keep your eye on is the girl singing Clotilde.” Edward J. Dent

“Nothing touched ‘Mira, o Norma’… I still can’t walk down the street in New York without someone coming up to me and saying they will never forget our partnership.” Marilyn Horne

“[Sutherland] was one of the greatest singers of the last century, possessed of a voice second to none: warm even, flexible, large and wide-ranging, always used to musical and dramatic ends. It was a thrilling and glorious sound.” Sir John Tooley

“She was a dab hand at charming the listener in Noël Coward numbers, operetta and songs from the 19th century. In all these one felt she could relax and enjoy herself.” Opera