Opera fans' hearts broke this week with the news of Joan Sutherland's death. She had a phenomenal vocal range, size and quality of voice that raised the standard of operatic performance. Her friend Luciano Pavarotti called Sutherland the "Voice of the Century." Her highest note was a high F-sharp and her voice remained clear and strong throughout her range.
SEE more YouTube videos of Joan Sutherland.
READ Joan Southerland's autobiography:
- A Prima Donna's Progress: The Autobiography of Joan Sutherland
- Joan Sutherland: The Authorized Biography by Norma Major
LISTEN to Joan Sutherland's amazing voice: