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The Reader’s Notebook: Leontyne Price

Feb 10, 2020

Credit gramophone.co.uk

February 10, 2020 -- Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was the first African American to become a leading performer at the Metropolitan Opera, and one of the most popular American classical singers of her generation.