The unique operatic heritage of two of Australia’s greatest icons, Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge will be celebrated and preserved for posterity in a limited release collection from Universal Music in association with the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonyge Foundation.
Only 90 copies have been produced of this deluxe limited edition exclusive to the store Classics Direct and each includes:
• A unique piece of embroidery crafted by Dame Joan Sutherland (every piece of embroidery is unique to each set – there is no duplication)
• The book Chalet Monet
• A Certificate of Authentication personally signed by Richard Bonynge
• A copy of the CD ‘My Favourites’ – Dame Joan Sutherland’s personal selection of her favourite recordings in a booklet filled with rare and sumptuous photographs, as well as Dame Joan’s own recipe for Christmas Pudding!
• All housed in a lavish red material-covered hard box with gold-foiled lettering.
The collection is available for pre-order (see link below and is due for release on 15 January, 2021.
The husband-wife team of Australians Richard Bonynge and Joan Sutherland, forged enormous global careers and were exclusive artists for Decca. This year marks not only the 90th birthday of conductor Richard Bonynge but also the 10th anniversary of the passing of soprano Dame Joan Sutherland. Before she died, Dame Joan Sutherland, at the special request of Universal Music Australia, compiled a list of her favourite recordings, published as Joan Sutherland – My Favourites.
In 2021, Chalet Monet, by Richard Bonynge, will be published. A sumptuous coffee-table book, it captures the essence of the fairy tale that is Chalet Monet, the home of the Bonynges. Inside the 344 pages, over 1000 photographs bring to life the lavish home of the greatest international cultural icons in opera, Dame Joan Sutherland and her husband, Maestro Richard Bonynge. High on the slopes of the village of Les Avants, overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Chalet Monet is a spectacularly unique residence, brimming with antiques, paintings and objets d’art. A house with a thousand stories, it is living history and a treasure trove for the senses where many a story has been told or begun.