Chorus singer gives $1 million to the operamain
A man who sang for 30 years in the chorus of Washington National Opera has left it $1.1 million in his will.
The benefactor has been named as Clifford D. Thomson, who died on May 6, 2016 in Naples, Florida, aged 66. He had been a career-long teacher at Loudoun Valley High School from 1974 until his retirement in 2009.
His late partner was John Goding, a founding dancer and balletmaster of the Washington Ballet.