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Mary Leontyne Price was born on Febuary 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. Price was the first African American singer to achieve an international reputation in opera.

She rose to international fame in the 1950s and 60s, and became the first black “superstar” at the once-segregated Metropolitan Opera. Today she is 93 years young. (Sources: BlackHistoryDaily.com and Britannica.com)

NEA Opera Honors: Leontyne Price Tribute

There are very few singers with voices that are as instantly recognizable, and revered, as the rich, creamy lyric soprano of Leontyne Price. Price has made a long career in opera, concert and recital. Though she is best known as a Verdi and Puccini singer, she has always embraced the work of American composers, particularly Samuel Barber.

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