Chorus singer gives $1 million to the opera

Chorus singer gives $1 million to the opera


norman lebrecht

September 26, 2018

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.



  • Byron L says:

    Now that is what we used to call a class act. What are you going to do do with all your marbles, Jeff Bezos?

  • Player says:

    What a good egg!