Nothing like a dame: The music that made La Stupenda a legend will come alive at the Coffs Regional Gallery on Sunday, October 24.
Nothing like a dame: The music that made La Stupenda a legend will come alive at the Coffs Regional Gallery on Sunday, October 24.

Gallery plans tribute to Dame

THE Coffs Regional Gallery is planning a tribute to the late great Dame Joan Sutherland.

A concert featuring Michelle Der Kinderin performing some of the opera legend’s most famous arias will be hosted at the gallery on Sunday week, October 24.

Gallery’s director Dr Leigh Summers said Ms Der Kinderin will be accompanied by pianist Mei Wei Lim. “They will perform arias made famous by Australia’s greatest diva including ‘Da tempest il legno in franto’ and ‘Piangero la sorte mia’ from Handel’s ‘Julius Caesar’,” Dr Summers said.

“Other delights in this program include, ‘Caro nome’, from ‘Rigoletto’ by Verdi, ‘Ah! Je ris de me voir’ from ‘Faust’ by Gounod and, of course, the fabulous virtuosic ‘Let the bright Seraphim’ by Handel that originally launched Dame Joan into the international arena.”

Dame Joan Sutherland died on October 11 at the age of 83.

Her first major role was in Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ in 1947 and, after a long and illustrious global career, she last sang publicly at the Sydney Opera House in 1990.

This Special Sunday Salon will be held from 4pm. Tickets cost $25 and include refreshments.

Call the gallery on 6648 4863 for bookings or inquiries.



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