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Sutherland, Joan

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSutherland, JoanJoan SutherlandSuth‧er‧land, Joan /ˈsʌðələnd $ -ðər-, dʒəʊn/  (1926–2010) an Australian opera singer, who was thought to be one of the most important sopranos (=women with high singing voices) of the 20th century. She was known as La Stupenda because of the great beauty of her singing, and she sang in opera houses all over the world from the 1950s to the 1980s. Her official title was Dame Joan Sutherland.
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