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      Leontyne Price at 90

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      It is not an exaggeration to say that the voice of Leontyne Price is among the very finest that our country has produced. Recordings from her signature roles, a spiritual and her own commentary will be heard as this beloved American diva celebrates her 90th birthday.

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      Puccini: Tosca, “Vissi d’arte”
      Leontyne Price with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
      Recorded in Vienna in 1962
      DECCA 289 466 384-2

      Leontyne Price comments on her interpretation of Puccini and Verdi roles
      With John Pfeifer
      BMG 09026-68153-2

      Verdi: lI Trovatore, “Tacea la notte”
      Leontyne Price and Laura Londi with the Rome Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Arturo Basile
      Recorded in Rome in 1959
      RCA VICTOR: 09026-68883-2

      Puccini: La Rondine, “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”
      Leontyne Price with the Rome Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Oliviero di Fabritis
      Recorded in Rome in 1960
      RCA VICTOR 09026-68883-2

      Puccini: Madama Butterfly, “Butterfly’s Entrance”
      Leontyne Price with the RCA Italiana Orchestra and Chorus
      Conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
      Recorded in Rome in 1962
      RCA VICTOR 09026-68884-2

      Verdi: Aida, “O patria mia”
      Leontyne Price with the Rome Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Sir Georg Solti
      Recorded in Rome in 1962
      LONDON 417 419-2

      Leontyne Price speaking of her relationship with Samuel Barber
      With John Pfeiffer
      BMG 09026-68153-2

      Barber: Antony and Cleopatra, “Give me some music”
      Leontyne Price with the New Philharmonia Orchestra
      Conducted by Thomas Schippers
      Recorded in London in 1968
      BMG 09026-61983-2

      Meyerbeer: L’Africaine, “Sur mes genoux, fils du soleil”
      Leontyne Price with RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Francesco Molinari- Pradelli
      Recorded in Rome in 1966
      RCA VICTOR 09026-61236-2

      Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini,“Paolo, datemi pace!”
      Leontyne Price with the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
      Conducted by Francesco Molinari- Pradelli
      Recorded in Rome in 1968
      RCA VICTOR 09026-61236-2

      “This little light of mine”
      Leontyne Price with David Garvey, pianoRecorded in 1991
      BMG 09026-68153-2

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      1. […] legendary soprano, Leontyne Price! Several excellent tributes have been written (here, here, and here, among many others) to recognize her extraordinary and groundbreaking career as an artist—in […]

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