Synopsis by Alice Day
Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the most celebrated of American sopranos, appears in Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances: Joan Sutherland, Vol. 2. Before the era of public television, the Bell Telephone Hour offered quality music programming on a regular basis. When this program was produced, Sutherland was in her prime as a major opera diva, and this performance displays the vocal virtuosity that made her so famous. She performs arias from La Traviata, Tosca, Otello, La Sonnambula, and, in one of her most famous roles, Lucia Di Lammermoor.