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Australia's most famous opera singer, Dame Joan Sutherland, dies aged 83.

Melbourne, Oct 12 (ANI): Australia's most famous opera singer, Dame Joan Sutherland, passed away at her home in Switzerland aged 83.La Stupenda', as she was dubbed, was Australia's most fabulous diva and one of the greatest sopranos of her, or any other, age, reports the Herald Sun.

Joan Sutherland led the renaissance of Italian bel canto and French romantic operas, reviving roles of extraordinary difficulty.

She was "the voice of the century", according to Luciano Pavarotti, the late, great Italian tenor.

The Spanish diva Montserrat Caballe said her voice was like heaven. (ANI)

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Date:Oct 12, 2010
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