This is more about Marilyn Horne than Joan Sutherland… I’m posting it anyway.
A day after the Lincoln Center concert with Sutherland, Horne, & Pavarotti and the New York Philharmonic, I was at Martin Katz’s apartment when Horne was there. We were watching part of the concert video, a Sutherland/Horne duet.
Martin: “We have a choice. We can look at your [Horne’s] mouth or Joan’s chest.”
Horne: “I was wearing 4-inch heels and Joan was barely wearing SHOES!”(To be filed under “What I Learned when I was in Graduate School: Extracurricular Activities”)