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Leontyne Price
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Vocalist
    (February 10, 1927- )
    Birth name was Mary Violet Leontine Price
    Specialized in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi'
    Also sang in 'Tosca,' 'Antony and Cleopatra,' 'Don Giovanni,' 'Manon Lescaut' and 'Madama Butterfly'
    She is hefty.
    She wears a lot of turbans.
    She describes her voice as 'picante.'
    She grew up poor.
    She was raised in a segregated neighborhood.
    Her aunt's wealthy employers gave her the money to attend Juilliard.
    Her voice was beautiful and powerful.
    When she starred in an NBC presentation of 'Tosca' in 1955, many local affiliates refused to show a black woman singing opera.
    Unlike many opera stars, she retired before her voice gave out.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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