Researching something else, these turned up. For those wanting to hear top sopranos from other generations, make note of all the names and haste thee to YouTube.
‘I didn’t want to be a diva’
This author agrees with Madame Sutherland’s comments, and has been fortunate to work with like-minded coaches and teachers. They do exist, even in America, but they’re rare and not well-known.
Currently listening to Sutherland’s Greatest Hits
Ah! What joy! What clarity! What glorious high E’s!
Here’s the last half of her famous “Mad Scene” on YouTube ~ don’t forget to turn your volume up!