February 18

Dame Joan Sutherland Farewelled at Westminster Abbey


Dame Joan Sutherland was farewelled in a moving service at Westminster Abbey in London on Tuesday. Prince Charles led the large congregation who mourned the passing of La Stupenda.

Dame Joan's orders, the Order of Merit (OM), the Companionship of the Order of Australia (AC), and her Dame Commandership of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), were displayed on a cushion.

This extract was broadcast by the ABC on 16th of February 2011.

ACM's tribute to La Stupenda may be read here.

For more videos of Dame Joan, follow this link



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