No photo available. Represent Joan Sutherland? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 61,821 this week

Joan Sutherland (I) (1926–2010)

Joan Sutherland was born on November 7, 1926 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Joan Alston Sutherland. She was an actress, known for Spectre (2015), Carlito's Way (1993) and Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995). She was married to Richard Bonynge. She died on October 10, 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland. See full bio »

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 211 people
created 18 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 28 people
created 19 Oct 2013
a list of 212 people
created 25 Nov 2013
list image
a list of 121 people
created 01 Jan 2015
a list of 32 people
created 25 Jan 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joan Sutherland's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Spectre Soundtrack
Carlito's Way
Carlito's Way Soundtrack
Lucia di Lammermoor


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (22 credits)
 1990 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
Party's Guest singer
 1988 Maria Stuarda (TV Movie)
Maria Stuarda (voice)
 1988 The Merry Widow (TV Movie)
Anna Glawari
 1986 Lucia di Lammermoor (TV Movie)
 1986 The Daughter of the Regiment (TV Movie)
 1984 Anna Bolena (TV Movie)
Anna Bolena
 1984 Dialogues of the Carmelites (TV Movie)
Madame Lidoine
 1983 Il trovatore (TV Movie)
 1983/I Lucia di Lammermoor (TV Movie)
 1981 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Norma (1981) ... Norma
 1980 Lucrezia Borgia (TV Movie)
Lucrezia Borgia
 1978 Norma (TV Movie)
 1977 Lucia di Lammermoor (TV Movie)
 1977 Lucrezia Borgia (TV Movie)
 1976 I puritani (TV Movie)
 1976 Lakmé (TV Movie)
 1963 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Guest Opera Vocalist
- The Art of the Prima Donna (1963) ... Guest Opera Vocalist
Show Show Soundtrack (13 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Her stage roles include: title role in the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor", by Salvatore Cammarano after the novel by Walter Scott , music by Gaetano Donizetti (Royal Opera House, London, 1959) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Joan Sutherland


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't sing for anybody. I wouldn't sing for the Queen dear. See more »


She is the mother of a son. See more »


La Prima Donna Absoluta See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the best voices I've ever heard. Matt47
Discuss Joan Sutherland on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page