It's her birthday - Dame Joan Sutherland
It would have been Dame Joan's birthday today, so I thought I would commemorate it with one of her signature roles, Bellini's Norma. I adore this early photo of her in the role, and there was also many terrifically camp LP covers of the era.
What I think you would like too, is this video below...from the Bell Telephone Hour by the looks of things, from 1964. It's Norma's entire first scene, sung with a shocking chorus and matching Set. There is much to enjoy.