La Stupenda : a portrait of Dame Joan Sutherland, is the next program in the Music & Dance on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday June 22 in Arts. 

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This documentary, recorded on the occasion of Joan Sutherland’s retirement from the opera stage, combines documentary, archival material and performance to present a unique retrospective of a career that embraced fifty different roles. It includes interviews with Richard Bonynge, Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Sidney Nolan. 

Joan Sutherland surrounded by flowers - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden stage.
Joan Sutherland surrounded by flowers – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden stage.

The screening commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.30 pm (approx.).  It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room (enter via the Audio-Visual Centre, from Arts Reading Room and Trescowthick Information Centre).  Admission is free.  No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited.

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