people have roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny Cash to
Jermain Taylor. Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous Arkansan each week.
sell opera.”- Sarah Caldwell
Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006) was a renowned opera conductor who was raised in Fayetteville.
in music and mathematics, she was giving violin recitals before age 10 and
graduated from Fayetteville High School at the age of 14. She founded the Opera
Company of Boston and brought it to national prominence, and in 1976 she became
the first woman to conduct at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
for her creative staging and inspired direction. Always an innovator, Caldwell
incorporated laser, black lights and film into her productions. She is a member
of the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.