Leontyne Price

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Leontyne Price

Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) 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, or prima donna, at the Metropolitan Opera, and one of the most popular American classical singers of her generation.One critic characterized Price's voice as "vibrant", "soaring" and "a Price beyond pearls", as well as ... more on Wikipedia

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