Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland in New York in 1975 (© Warren)

In this gem from our archives, arts producer Nevil Gray speaks with fellow Australian, Dame Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), one of the great opera sopranos of the 20th century. In 1982, Nevil caught up with Dame Sutherland in Amsterdam, where she was performing as Lucy in Lucia di Lammermoor, a tragic opera by Gaetano Donizetti. It was the role that had shot her to international fame in 1959.

Producer: Nevil Gray

Broadcast: 1982