Sarah Caldwell




Age: 82


Summary: opera conductor who was hailed as the first lady of opera for her adventurous productions as longtime director of the Opera Company of Boston, who staged and conducted some 100 operas ranging from baroque to avant-garde in more than 30 years as founder-director of the Boston company and was the first female conductor at New York City's Metropolitan Opera.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: March 6, 1924


Died: March 23, 2006


Location: Portland, Maine