B0060. La Stupenda, A Biography of Joan Sutherland - Brian Adams. Hutchinson, Australia, 1980. 329pp. Photos; Discography; Discography of Richard Bonynge; Selected Bibliography; Index. Autographed and Inscribed by Sutherland; DJ. - 0091374103
"In the crowded history of opera, few singers have had such a long and distinguished career as Joan Sutherland. The story of the Sydney, Australia secretary with a passion for singing who eventually became one of the greatest opera stars in the world could read as a catalogue of triumphs. But Sutherland's success, and her modest acceptance of it, has been set against a background of ill health and personal challenge that makes her seemingly effortless art on stage and recording seem all the more remarkable."