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Leontyne Price (Opera Singer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Leontyne Price
Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano, the first African-American soprano to receive international acclaim. From 1961, she began a long-term attachment to the Metropolitan Opera House, where she was the first African American to become an outstanding performer. She performed regularly at the world's greatest opera houses, the Royal Opera House, the San Francisco Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera and La Scala, the theater she later became the first African-American. Singing the foreground role. She is especially famous for her lead role in Verdi's Aida. Born in Laurel, Mississippi, Price attended Central State University and later Juilliard, where she debuted the opera as Ford Mistress in Verdi's Falstaff. After hearing the performance, Virgil Thomson engaged her in Four Saints in Three Acts and she went on tour, with her husband William Warfield, in the successful revival of Gerswhin's Porgy and Bess.
BornMary Violet Leontyne Price, February 10, 1927, Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
EducationCentral State University (BA), Juilliard School
OccupationOperatic soprano
OrganizationMetropolitan Opera
Known forOperas of Verdi, particularly Aida
Spouse(s)William Warfield

About Leontyne Price

Opera Singer Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States (She's 96 years old now).

Grammy Award-winning opera singer who received the Kennedy Center Honor in 1980 and the National Medal of Arts in 1985.

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Leontyne Price before becoming famous

Leontyne Price was born in the Zodiac sign Aquarius (The Water-Bearer), and 1927 is also the year of Rabbit (兔) in the Chinese Zodiac.

After her family swapped their phonograph for a piano, she was able to play it. To generate money in high school, she sang at numerous neighborhood gatherings, including funerals.

Achievement of Leontyne Price

She was one of the first African Americans to lead at the Metropolitan Opera, portraying a lirico spinto from the deep south.

Leontyne Price's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

On August 31, 1952, she married Opera Singer William Warfield, and the couple divorced in 1972.

Leontyne Price on Social Media

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Price was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Leontyne Price Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Leontyne Price updated on March 19 2023.