Sarah Caldwell

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Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Mar 23, 2006 (82)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Mar 23, 2006 (82)

About

A longtime opera impresario who put on performances of notoriously difficult works and infused them with modern visual effects.

Before Fame

A child prodigy, she performed in public on the violin at age 10 and graduated high school at 14, going on to study music at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Trivia

She started the Opera Company of Boston with $5,000, and staged its first production: Voyage to the Moon, which became so successful that she was invited to perform it for the White House.

Family Life

She grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her mother was a piano teacher.

Associated With

While still in school, she staged her first major production, of Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea.

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