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Joan Sutherland
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Birth Date:November 7, 1926
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Birth Place:Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Occupation:Australian opera soprano

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Joan Sutherland

Biography:Joan Sutherland Dame Joan Sutherland OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian opera singer noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s.

Joan Sutherland was born in Sydney, and her mother was a mezzo soprano who had given up her career. She learned a lot from her mother, with whom she used to sing and listen to many recordings. She attended St Catherine's School, Waverley, the oldest Anglican girls' school in Sydney. When Sutherland was 18, she started to study singing seriously. She debuted in Australia as Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, in 1952. Previously, in 1949, she had won Australia's most important competition, The Sun Aria and went to London to study at the Opera School of the Royal College of Music. In 1951, she sang in the world premiere of Eugène Goossens's Judith. She made her European debut as the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on October 28, 1952.

During her early career, she was training to be a Wagnerian dramatic soprano, following the steps of Kirsten Flagstad, whom she considers the best singer ever. In 1953, she sang her first title role at the Royal Opera House: Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera. Later, she sang Aida. Also in 1953, she sang in the world premiere of Benjamin Britten's Gloriana. In 1954, she married the conductor and pianist, Richard Bonynge. He convinced her to concentrate on the bel canto repertoire, since she had great ease at the high notes and coloratura. From 1954 to 1958, she sang successfully a large repertoire, from coloratura roles to dramatic ones: Eva in Die Meistersinger, Agathe in Der Freischütz, Desdemona in Otello, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and many others.

In 1957, she debuted as Alcina, starting her work on rediscovering the forgotten operas from the Baroque and Bel Canto eras. In 1958, she sang Madame Lidoine in the English premiere of Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites.

Chinese Horoscope for Joan Sutherland
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joan Sutherland's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1926 - February 01, 1927
Birthday: November 7, 1926

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Joan Sutherland's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: November 7, 1926

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joan Sutherland's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: November 7, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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