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The Australian soprano Joan Sutherland sang the role in a production by Franco Zeffirelli in which she made her debut at La Fenice in February 1960 and at the Dallas Opera in November of that year. She performed in the same production at the Royal Opera House , Covent Garden, in 1962. It was given as part of the Ledlanet Nights festival in Scotland in 1969. A major production was the one directed by Robert Carsen and originally staged for the Opéra de Paris in 1999 and repeated at the Lyric Opera of Chicago . Both stagings featured Renée Fleming in the title role.

Faustina Bordoni
A legend from the days of Handel, Bordoni’s legacy is imprinted on opera history thanks to her fervent following, the intensity of which made her a proto-celeb and gave us the diva stereotype. Obviously there aren’t any recordings of her, so please enjoy this picture of her with a weird guitar instead:

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