This disc presents Dame Joan Sutherland in two historic telecasts
from the archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In the first program, originally telecast in 1963, Dame Joan
pays tribute to some of her illustrious predecessors, performing
arias from La Traviata, Semiramide, I Puritani, and more.
In duets from La Sonnambula and Don Pasquale she is joined by tenor Richard Conrad.
The second program is a recital, taped live in Toronto in 1969, with Dame Joan performing songs and arias
by Bononcini, Handel, Bellini, Rossini, Gretchaninoff, Alabiev, Abt,
Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Delibes, and Balfe.
Sir Richard Bonynge conducts the CBC Symphony Orchestra in the operatic program,
and accompanies on piano for the recital.
Optional English subtitles; Color/B&W, 110 minutes, 4:3, All regions