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Figures from the opera world are paying tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the great opera singers of the 20th century, who has died aged 83.

The Australian soprano died at her Swiss home after a long illness.

Known as La Stupenda - the stunning one - for her incredible voice and performances, she was well known in the opera houses of Europe, North America and, of course, her native Australia.

She had been suffering ill health for some time and died at home with her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge, and son Adam at her side.

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