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Opera's Siberian Express

Opera singers often hail from unlikely places. Leontyne Price emerged from tiny Laurel, Mississippi; tenor Jon Vickers from Prince Albert on the plains of...

Music: Skylark & Golden Calves

The soprano was the daughter of a Negro carpenter from Laurel, Miss. The tenor was the son of a naval engineer from Ancona, Italy. Together on the stage of the...

Nation: Springtime Gala

To celebrate the signing of the peace treaty, the White House was planning to give the largest state dinner in its history. Some 1,300 guests were to enjoy a...

Milestones, May 21, 1973

Divorced. Leontyne Price, 46, the first black to sing a major role at the Metropolitan Opera; and William Warfield, 53, barrel-chested baritone of stage,...

Sopranos: Absolutely Priceless

The reviews that greeted Soprano Reri Grist in her debut with the San Francisco Opera company might well have been written by her mother. She was an...

Music: Classical Records

Among the best of recent releases: Schubert-Mahler Lieder (Jessye Norman, soprano, accompanied by Irwin Gage, piano, Philips; $6.98). In her first solo recording...

Music: Supreme Sopranos

The bony-faced, roan-haired soprano who stepped onto the stage of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera last week had already been honored in England as a Commander...

Music: Mistress of Stage & Score

In her travels about Europe, figures Soprano Leontyne Price, she must have walked several dozen times through Milan's Piazza della Scala, past the ornate...

Opera: Last Days of the Old Lady

Leontyne Price wants a chunk of the stage floor. Richard Tucker has his bid in for a slab of the proscenium arch inscribed VERDI. Rise Stevens has al ready...

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