Dame Joan Sutherland, Diva Who Sang Mad Lucia, Dies in Switzerland at 83

By Manuela Hoelterhoff [Bloomberg.com, 11 October 2010]
Joan Sutherland, a large-boned, helmet-haired, high-singing Australian soprano with a perfect trill died at age 83 in Switzerland, her refuge after decades of singing unhinged maidens, enraged priestesses, and happy-go- lucky waifs.