Twenty thousand people crowded into the Lewisohn Stadium in New York July 24 to hear a concert performance by Joan Sutherland, the Australian soprano.
Twenty thousand people crowded into the Lewisohn Stadium in New York July 24 to hear a concert performance by Joan Sutherland, the Australian soprano. It was her first appearance in New York since last year, when she was a triumphant success at the Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall.
Lewisohn Stadium is a vast arena, surrounded by steeply banked rows of stone benches. Admission process are low - a dollar or 75 cents - and New Yorkers lined up for hours to get in, then waited patiently under stars for Miss Sutherland's arrival. The Concert had been scheduled for the night before, but was postponed because of rain. Some were still outside waiting to get in when the soprano's car drew up at the stage entrance and she received her first ovation as she entered t stadium. After her performance which included t mad scene from "Lucia di Lammermoor" and two arias from "La Traviata", t crowd applauded for fourteen minutes.