Twenty thousand people crowded into the Lewisohn Stadium in New York July 24 to hear a concert performance by Joan Sutherland, the Australian soprano.
Sign Lewisohn Stadium
Crowds waiting to enter
CU placard 'Monday, July 23, if rain Tuesday Joan Sutherland'
People entering stadium
Person on line, buys dollar ticket
Person in line, buys 75Â› ticket
People waiting to enter stadium, pan to door where crowds entering
Crowds entering stadium door
Pan GV inside stadium
Car pulls up and stops, Joan Sutherland
Joan Sutherland leaves car, walks thr crowd to stage door entrance
Joan Sutherland in doorway acknowledging applause tilt up to sign
LS crowds in stadium
Another angle crowds in stadium
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Background: 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.