Dame Joan Sutherland http://redriverradio.org en Legendary Performers: Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda http://redriverradio.org/post/legendary-performers-dame-joan-sutherland-la-stupenda <p><strong>Airs Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. </strong>It was in the notoriously opera-critical country of Italy that Joan&nbsp;Sutherland was christened &ldquo;The Stunning One&rdquo; after her debut in Venice in 1960.&nbsp; The previous year, after her &ldquo;Mad Scene&rdquo; in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the applause lasted&nbsp;20 minutes. The&nbsp;next&nbsp;year, in anticipation of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the same role, the queue for standing room tickets began at 7.30 that morning. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Jon Tolansky 7669 at http://redriverradio.org Legendary Performers: Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda