Joan London

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.
Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)

Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 28 | 117:47 min | 272 Mb
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Music

Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD.

Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 16, 2017
Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)

Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:54 | 98 MB
Label: Proper Records | Release Year: 2017

Recorded in London at Goldtop studios and produced by Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern, Jim Lauderdale's new album, London Southern features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.Jim Lauderdale is both a 'songwriter's songwriter', who has written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman who has enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, he has created a critically acclaimed body of work spanning nearly 30 albums of imaginative roots music.

Tower of London (1962)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Jan. 17, 2017
Tower of London (1962)

Tower of London (1962)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5200 kbps | 3.9Gb
Audio: #1 English AC3 2.0 @ 192 kbps | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
01:19:00 | USA | Drama, History, Horror, Thriller

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (1967/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:29 minutes | 2,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Even Dame Joan Sutherland has rarely if ever made an opera recording so totally enjoyable and involving as this. With the same cast (including chorus and orchestra) as at Convent Garden, it was recorded in 1966 immediately after a series of live performances in the Royal Opera House, and both the comedy and the pathos come over with an intensity born of communication with live audiences. That impression is now the more vivid on this superb transfer, for with spoken dialogue used in this original French version of the opera the absence of background noise is a special benefit, and the production vividly captures the developments in the story.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 140:20 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera "The Elixir of Love" receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant. Donizetti wrote immediately attractive operatic works, this "Elixir of Love" being a perfect example.

Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at March 28, 2016
Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography

Peter Rankin, "Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography"
English | ISBN: 1783190841 | 2015 | EPUB | 304 pages | 9,5 MB
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 910.48 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 001305602

Hardly any other singer of our time has had such an uninterrupted and brilliant career as the Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland. Already described as ‘La Stupenda’, the ‘Koloraturwunder’' or ‘The Incomparable’, she can look back on a career stretching over more than forty years which was soundly based and intelligently developed. Sutherland has been on the stage since 1947. Her European career began in London in 1952 and in 1959 the producers at DECCA became aware of the new vocal miracle and entered into an exclusive contract with Joan Sutherland. Since that time her regular recordings have captured all the important stages of her career…
Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander)

Bellini - Norma (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander) [2002 / 1964]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 770 MB
Classical | DECCA | 470 413-2 | CD1:62'17; CD2:30'43; CD3:69'10

I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control, and, for Sutherland, dramatically telling. Her usually dreadful diction is somewhat better than elsewhere, and she presents Norma's unhappiness and acceptance of her fate honestly. She's not as good when she must express anger, but she tries very hard, and in the face of such gorgeous singing, one barely minds. Of course she never comes near Callas in psychological depth, but why bother bringing that up? –Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com.

Greatest Female Stars: Joan Collins (Repost)  Graphics

Posted by nrg at April 28, 2013
Greatest Female Stars: Joan Collins (Repost)

Greatest Female Stars: Joan Collins
138 jpg | up to 3598*4569 | 101.02 Mb
English actress, author, and columnist