Classical 91.5

The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price, 02/11/17

Jan 28, 2017

One of the most beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to stardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the opera world.  Price, who turns 90 on Feb 10, 2017 is celebrated in this tribute to her life and career. The program includes comments and reminiscences from Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky, Denyce Graves and Eric Owens. (Click title for full listing of repertoire)

The music sung by Leontyne Price is excerpted from the following:
Charpentier, Louise, “Depuis le jour”
Bizet, Carmen, Seguidilla
Verdi, La forza del destino, “Pace, pace”
Hymn, “Lead, kindly light”
Strauss, Die ägyptische Helena, “Zweite Brautnacht”
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”
(with William Warfield)
Barber, Hermit Songs, “At St. Patrick’s Purgatory”
Puccini, Tosca, Act I love duet (with David Poleri)
Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites, Prison Scene
Puccini, La rondine, “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”
Massenet, Thaïs, “Dis-moi que je suis belle”
Verdi, Requiem, “Domine Jesu Christe” (with Fiorenza Cossotto,
Luciano Pavarotti, and Nicolai Ghiaurov)
Verdi, Il trovatore, “Tacea la notte”
Mozart, Don Giovanni, “Or sai chi l’onore”
Verdi, Aida, “O patria mia”
Barber, Antony and Cleopatra, Final Scene
Marx, “Marienlied”
Spiritual, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Love Duet (with Carlo Bergonzi)
Spiritual, “This Little Light of Mine”