Joan Sutherland - Quotes

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You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you've got to get out there and do the thing yourself.

You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you've got to get out there and do the thing yourself.

Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time. ---->>>

I'm somewhat horrified because I don't think the young people today even know what history is. Some of them don't' even study History at school anymore or Geography and they don't know where one place is from another. ---->>>

I don't sing for anybody. I wouldn't sing for the Queen dear. ---->>>

I'm very happy to sing whatever I'm singing. I've always enjoyed any role I've been given at a certain time. They've all been favourites, they've all been wonderful pieces to play. ---->>>

I wasn't actually trained by my mother, she said she never taught me but she was a great singer herself and I can't remember when I didn't listen to her sing and imitate her. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 11-07, 1926
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Die: 2010-10-10
Occupation: Musician
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Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (7 November 1926 – 10 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s. One of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, she was dubbed La Stupenda by a La Fenice audience in 1960 after a performance of the title role in Handel's Alcina (wikipedia)