It isn’t commonly known that our General Director and CEO, Keith Cerny, actually performed (as a youngster in the famed San Francisco Boys Chorus) with Dame Joan Sutherland. He shared a few thoughts about this great lady with D magazine.
Interestingly, immediately after making her American debut with the Dallas Opera in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Handel’s “Alcina” in 1960, she appeared as Donna Anna in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”…the opera with which we open the 2010-2011 Season a week from this Friday.
How very fitting.
Artistic Director Jonathan Pell shared his reaction with “The Dallas Morning News” in this write-up by Scott Cantrell. By the way, this is a photo of young Joan Sutherland in her dressing room in the Music Hall at Fair Park in 1961.
Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR