No, not Tony Soprano and his family sitting around the fireplace singing Christmas carols. My last share was a record from exquisite soprano Elly Ameling, so I thought I'd follow up with another amazing soprano, Joan Sutherland.
Joan Sutherland is one of the grande dames of opera, Australian born to Scottish parents. She has an amazing voice and a storied career. Her Christmas songs occasionally appear on commercial collections, but fortunately for us, this record, "Joy of Christmas" is not available in CD or MP3 form.
The selections include both religious-themed songs, such as "Ave Maria", "O Divine Redeemer", and "O Holy Night", as well as secular carols such as "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Deck the Hall". All in all, this is a very enjoyable collection from Ms. Sutherland.