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Music's Wonder Woman

When Sarah Caldwell was a child in Maryville, Mo., her favorite day of the year was the Fourth of July. She loved to stage elaborate backyard fireworks. As...

Opera: The Persistent One

Sarah Caldwell was neglecting herself again. Her hair was stringy and matted, her clothes unbelievably shabby. She was keeping alive on a daily ration of one...

A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 10, 1975

Having recently handled some strenuous assignments like the antibusing demonstrations, TIME's Boston bureau chief Sandra Burton thought she might have a...

People: May 20, 1985

When double pneumonia put her in intensive care last January and forced the Opera Company of Boston to postpone its season, friends feared that Conductor Sarah...

Music: Russlan, Ludmilla and Sarah

The overture to Mikhail Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla is one of the most overworked pops-concert favorites. It is also one of the best—taut, joyously melodic,...

Theater: Power and Lust

MACBETH by William Shakespeare The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Manhattan's Lincoln Center is the dramatic equivalent of Russian roulette. It is played with...

Music: Sarah's Women

The podium of the New York Philharmonic is one of the pinnacles of American symphonic music and, like most others, a male bastion. Over the years, such men as...

Forum, Dec. 1, 1975

Trumpets for Sarah Terrific To the Editors: It seemed like forever, but you finally broke down and put someone worth noting on your cover [Nov. 10]. She's not...

People, Feb. 11, 1980

Such a furor in the White House. Presidential aides crowding into the Cabinet Room, a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Tip O'Neill himself. Iran?...

Music: An Elegant Debut

The Metropolitan Opera has been putting on La Traviata with regular success ever since its first season in 1883. Like many Verdi operas, it works well enough...

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