Monday, October 11, 2010
Dame Joan Sutherland (1926-2010) has died.
One of my earlier opera experiences was of Dame Joan singing in I Puritani in the Sacramento's barn-like Memorial Auditorium. The San Francisco Opera used to do out of town performances in Sacramento in those days. The archive tells me this was October 5, 1966, and her Arturo was Alfredo Kraus.