LEONTYNE PRICE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 166800
Sale Price $252.00
Color publicity photograph of Leontyne Price in her famous role Aïda.
Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Leontyne/Price". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7x8¾ (one surface). Metropolitan Opera promotional photograph, name imprinted at lower margin. Soprano Leonytne Price (born Mary Violet Leontine Price in 1927) was best known for singing the title role in Aïda. Price, who attended the Juilliard School of Music, made her Broadway debut in Porgy and Bess in 1952 and three years later became the first Black American singer to appear in a television production of an opera (Tosca). Price made her debut with the San Francisco Opera in 1957, the year she first sang Aida. After debuting in Venice (1958), London (1958) and at La Scala (1960), she sang her first performance with New York's Metropolitan Opera, which remained her primary base until her retirement in 1985. Price, who also made a number of recordings, married concert singer William Warfield in 1952 (the couple separated in 1959 and divorced in 1972). Fine condition.
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