Audio slideshow: Dame Joan Sutherland

Regarded as one of the finest opera singers of the 20th Century - Dame Joan Sutherland was known for her remarkable technique, and her voice of intense warmth and startling range.

Here - following the announcement of her death at the age of 83 - look back the stage presence of La Stupenda, or The Stunning One, as she was nicknamed by the Italians.

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Music from Bellini's Norma and Verdi's La traviata. Photogtraphs courtesy Getty Images.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 11 October 2010.

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