What did Joan Sutherland die of?

Death. On , Sutherland’s family announced that she had died at her home at Les Avants in Switzerland the previous day of cardiopulmonary failure – “the heart just gave out… When it came to the point that she physically couldn’t do anything, she didn’t want to live any more.

When did Joan Sutherland stop singing?


Sutherland retired from performing in 1990.

Is Joan Sutherland’s husband still alive?

Bonynge conducted virtually all of Sutherland’s operatic performances from 1962 until her retirement in 1990.

Richard Bonynge
Born Richard Alan Bonynge 29 September 1930 Epping, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Conductor, pianist
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Dame Joan Sutherland (1954–2010, her death)

What voice type was Joan Sutherland?

coloratura soprano

Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (7 November 1926 – ) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano known for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.

What does bel canto mean in music?

beautiful singing

bel canto, (Italian: “beautiful singing”) style of operatic singing that originated in Italian singing of polyphonic (multipart) music and Italian courtly solo singing during the late 16th century and that was developed in Italian opera in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.