Sydney Opera Renamed For Sutherland

Stars aligned yesterday to celebrate the renaming of the Sydney Opera House’s opera theatre in honor of Dame Joan Sutherland, the stupendous coloratura soprano who died two years ago. Yesterday’s gala event marked the culmination of years of lobbying to have the theatre named for Australia’s most famous operatic star. Can you believe it took years to ratify a decision that should have been a complete no-brainer? I mean, did they keep a binder full of alternate candidates?

Leave a Comment