“Stupenda! A Loving Tribute to the Late Dame Joan Sutherland” Is on May 17 at Town Hall in NYC
In the final public program of its 75th anniversary season, the Metropolitan Opera Guild pays tribute to one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century: Dame Joan Sutherland, who died last October at the age of 83. “Stupenda! A Loving Tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland” will take place at New York City’s Town Hall on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30pm. Marilyn Horne, a legend in her own right and one of Dame Joan’s most cherished colleagues and friends, will host the all-star celebration. Joining her to speak will be five other great Met stars: Martina Arroyo, Sherrill Milnes, James Morris, Samuel Ramey, and Regina Resnik. Richard Bonynge, renowned conductor and widower of Dame Joan, will be the evening’s special guest, offering his own reminiscences of his extraordinary wife. The evening will include the screening of a new video biography of Dame Joan, as well as a generous sampling of video clips from her greatest performances, many of them rare selections from the personal archives of Maestro Bonynge.