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Dame Joan Sutherland. Australian Certainly, her beginnings were not easy. She was born on November 7, 1926, in the affluent Sydney harbourside suburb of Point Piper, but her father, a Scottish tailor, died when she was six, leaving her family to fend for itself. when she was six, leaving her family to fend for itself.

Joan Sutherland as Norma in Norma (1967) from the Donald Sutherland collection. | opera #DameJoanSutherland

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Joan Sutherland at Carnegie Hall (1988)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian composer of operas. Verdi was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron.

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire.

Photograph of Kiri Te Kanawa in period costume for "La Traviata," Sydney: 1978, photographed by Brian Brake, colour transparencies, colour slides.

Ancient Egyptian arched harp (shoulder harp) frem c. 1390-1295 BCE, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art