Women's History Spotlight: Sarah Caldwell

0db4a4 20180301 sarah caldwell
Conductor Sarah Caldwell was featured on a 1975 cover of Time magazine. Rick Smolan/Time
29sec : Women's History: Sarah Caldwell

By the time she was 10, Sarah Caldwell, a true violin prodigy, was already used to performing in front of a crowd. Forty-two years later, in 1976, she made history when she became the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, leading a production of Verdi's La Traviata, which starred the great Beverly Sills.