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Joan Sutherland - The Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances, 1961-1968
Joan Sutherland - The Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances 1961-1968
Actors: Joan Sutherland, Tito Gobbi, Nicolai Gedda, Mildred Miller, Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2001     1hr 42min

Joan Sutherland's appearances on the Bell Telephone Hour captured the soprano in the prime of her career, performing excerpts from her greatest roles. Scenes from Norma, Lucia, I Puritani, Ernani, Rigoletto, Crispino e la...  more »


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Actors: Joan Sutherland, Tito Gobbi, Nicolai Gedda, Mildred Miller, Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Creator: Donald Vorhees
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Classical
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1954
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Breathless and speechless
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The most breathtaking singing I've ever heard. And I've been an opera buff for over 50 years. Sutherland had the ultimate instrument...huge, lush, silvery, and capable of anything and everything.
What does Sutherland do on this DVD? She simply thrills and trills all the way through it.
There has never been and there will never be a singer with such astonishing God-given talent vocally. And in these early recordings of Dame Joan, she really showed that she was a fabulous actress too.
Do not miss this one. This is the best I've even heard - NO exceptions."
God bless Dame Joan Sutherland from E to shining(high)E
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A true red blooded American who appreciates Dame Joan Sutherland as the supreme bel canto singer of perhaps all time. This cd proves it. She is in her sublime best here. And every selection is a miracle in the art of the bravura singing. Sure Callas, Galli-Curci, Caballe, Ponselle and Sills were great. But Dame Joan Sutherland is without question the undisputed greatest vocal interpreter of the masterpieces of Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini.
I challenge anyone to find any recording version of any aria in this complete cd collection that can even come close to Sutherland's super supendous performances here.
God bless Dame Joan Sutherland, from E to shining (high)E!"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Easily, the most spectacular recital yet, by the very agile Joan Sutherland. Is she human? All I know is that I've never heard anything like it. She may be one of the great divas in the history of opera. She certainly have no equals when it comes to voice. I don't agree with some ppl who think she is cold. But even if she is cold, the loveliness of her voice far compensates.
She is an icon to be sure. Grab this."
Voice of splendor
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Joan Sutherland's most memorable takes on these arias were recorded decades ago, here, on this very dvd. She has since retired and will be remember as a very great artist indeed. Any one who loves the human voice will enjoy this dvd immensely, as I did. The singing is never less of stupendous. This captures one of the most beloved and talented soprano at the peak of her art."