Joan Sutherland In Dressing Room at Dallas, 1961

Thanks to the Dallas Opera for forwarding this wonderful photo of Sutherland before her performance in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Dallas Opera in 1961. Click here to see the image full size (highly recommended).


  • Kirk

    According to the NYT obituary, that performance was Sutherland’s U.S. debut.

  • Actually, it was close, but Ms. Sutherland’s U.S. debut was in the Dallas Opera’s 1960 production of Handel’s “Alcina” which was also the North American premiere of that work. However, we’re splitting hairs: Wasn’t Joan lovely? And what a one-of-a-kind talent!