This Day in Black History: Feb. 10, 1927

This Day in Black History: Feb. 10, 1927

Legendary opera singer Leontyne Price is born.

Published February 10, 2012

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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Written by Britt Middleton

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