Search - List of Books by Leontyne Price

"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do." -- Leontyne Price
Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in the segregated Deep South, she rose to international fame during a period of racial change in the 1950s and 60s, and was the first African-American to become a leading prima donna at the Metropolitan Opera.

Price's voice was noted for its brilliant upper register, "smoky" middle and lower registers, flowing phrasing, and wide dynamic range. A lirico spinto (Italian for "pushed lyric", or middleweight), she was well suited to the roles of Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, as well as several in operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Her voice ranged from A flat below Middle C to the E above High C. (But she said she reached high Fs "in the shower.")

After her retirement from the opera stage in 1985, she continued to appear in recitals and orchestral concerts for another 12 years.

Among her many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), the Kennedy Center Honors (1980), the National Medal of Arts (1985), numerous honorary degrees, and nineteen Grammy Awards, including a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989, more than any other classical singer. In October 2008, she was one of the recipients of the first Opera Honors given by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Total Books: 9
2001 - Aida (Paperback)Audio CD
2000 - Aida (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780618062836
ISBN-10: 0618062831
Genre: Children's Books

1999 - Aida [Voyager Books] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613035811
ISBN-10: 061303581X
Genre: Children's Books

1997 - Aida (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152015466
ISBN-10: 0152015469
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

1990 - Aida (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152004057
ISBN-10: 015200405X
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Aida (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152004088
ISBN-10: 0152004084

Aida (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152009878
ISBN-10: 0152009876

Aida (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780153052385
ISBN-10: 0153052384
Genre: Humor & Entertainment