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Caldwell, Sarah

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Conductors, Director


1924 - Born on the 6th of March in Maryville, Missouri, and grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas.



1934 - She was giving public performances on the violin at the age of ten. 



1938 - Caldwell graduated from Fayetteville High School at the age of 14.



1944 - Graduated from Hendrix College and attended the University of Arkansas as well as the New England Conservatory of Music.



1946 - Won a scholarship as a viola player at Berkshire Music Center.



1947 - She staged Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea.



1952 - Moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and became head of the Boston University opera workshop.



1957 - She started the Opera Company of Boston where she staged a large mix of operas.



1975 - Sarah received a D.F.A. from Bates College.



1976 - Became the first female conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.


Appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.



1996 - Received the National Medal of Arts.


She has been inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.



2006 - Sarah Caldwell died on 23rd of March.





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