peritonsillar abscess) made sure my voice remained in the realm of the average, though I am sure it never was more than average to begin with either.
My teacher was stellar, however, and sang with the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera (no small feat) and gave me a life long love of opera and the glorious beauty of the human voice.
Her voice could blow you out of the room! Opera singers don't need microphones for volume.
I listen to the great arias once in a while and happened upon this beautiful celebration of Dame Joan Sutherland's stellar coloratura soprano.
Dame Sutherland, born and raised in Australia, passed on in 2010 but what a legacy of music she has left behind for us to enjoy.
During her lifetime Italian opera critics, some of the toughest in the world, nicknamed her 'La Stupenda', stupendous!
Luciano Pavarotti called her voice like being in 'heaven' and that she had the 'voice of the century'.
Her father was a Scottish tailor and her mother was a mezzo soprano who taught Joan to sing but was herself too shy for the stage.
Let's end the week on a high note with the top ten E flats of her career.
I hope you have a simply beautiful end to the week.