This Day in Black History: Feb. 10, 1927

Legendary opera singer Leontyne Price is born.

Posted: 02/10/2012 07:00 AM EST

Soprano singer Mary Violet Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi on this day. Price would go on to become a world-renowned performer, and would be the first African-American to open a season at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961, as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

  

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