JOAN SUTHERLAND by Russell Braddon


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As definitive a biography as the admirers of this gifted artist could want, Braddon's sensitive handling does justice to a diva who has conquered all four of the world's major operatic Convent Garden, the Paris Opera, La Scala, Milan and the Metropolitan. He does not gloss over the realities of her extremely awkward youth, but he manages a certain tact and grace that permit the reader to accept the ultimate transformation. Braddon closes a most satisfying portrait with Joan Sutherland's dramatic debut at the Met. Opera fans, young and old, will be delighted.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1962
Publisher: St Martin's Press