On this video, Joan Sutherland performs mini-versions of Rossini’s
Barber of Seville’ and Donizetti’sLucia di Lammermoor’. She first introduces the story of each mini-opera to her three puppet friends. Then, backed by a first rate cast and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge, she moves onto the opera stage, complete with elaborate sets and elegant costumes.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
Music & Performing Arts → Operas
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)