Franz Lehár
Sutherland in 1975
Beverly Sills in 1956, photo by Carl Van Vechten
Lily Elsie in act 3, London, 1907
Sutherland in 1962
Sills in Manon, 1969
Louis Treumann and Mizzi Günther on the frontpage of a piano–vocal score, 1906
Joan Sutherland in 1990
Sills in 1984
Elsie and Coyne in the London premiere
The tombstone of Beverly Sills in Kensico Cemetery
Donald Brian and Ethel Jackson in the original Broadway production (1907)
Joseph Coyne, London, 1907
Lily Elsie, London, 1907

The opera house management then declined to stage the operetta The Merry Widow especially for her, as requested; subsequently, she did not perform at the Met during that time at all, even though a production of Rossini's Semiramide had also been planned, but later she returned there to sing in other operas.

- Joan Sutherland

Sills continued to perform for New York City Opera, her home opera house, essaying new roles right up to her retirement, including the leading roles in Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow and Gian Carlo Menotti's La Loca, an opera commissioned in honor of her 50th birthday.

- Beverly Sills

Her farewell performance was at San Diego Opera in 1980, where she shared the stage with Joan Sutherland in a production of Die Fledermaus.

- Beverly Sills

In 1971, Time writes an article comparing Sutherland and Beverly Sills,

- Joan Sutherland

New York City Opera mounted several productions from the 1950s through the 1990s, including a lavish 1977 production starring Beverly Sills and Alan Titus with a new translation by Sheldon Harnick.

- The Merry Widow

An Australian Opera production starred Joan Sutherland, and PBS broadcast a production by the San Francisco Opera in 2002, among numerous other broadcasts.

- The Merry Widow
Franz Lehár

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