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Friday, 7 November 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: November 7 (J. Sutherland, Forst)

1926 - Joan Sutherland, Sydney, Australia; opera soprano


Joan Sutherland sings:

"Come per me sereno" from Bellini's La Sonnambula (1960 recording)

 "Com'è bello" from Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (Covent Garden, 1980)

1943 - Judith Forst, New Westminster, Canada; opera and concert mezzo-soprano

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)

Joan Sutherland and Judith Forst sing "Dal mio cor ... Va, infelice" from Donizetti's Anna Bolena (Orchestra and Chorus of the Canadian Opera Co., conducted by Richard Bonynge; 1984 CBC video)

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