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Measha Brueggergosman

Measha Brueggergosman

Undoing the musical mis-education of America #SoundofMusic

Undoing the Musical MiSeDuCation of America: #NBC #SoundOfMusic

Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927, in Laurel, Mississippi. Renowned for her early stage and television work, Price made her opera stage debut at the San Francisco Opera in 1957, and her debut at New York City's Metropolitan Opera House in 1961. Widely regarded as the first African-American singer to earn international acclaim in opera, Price is known for her roles in Il Trovatore, Antony and Cleopatra, and Aida. Learn more about her life at…

Leontyne Price, American Opera Singer, at Home, The portrait over the mantel now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

Sidney Outlaw - opera powerhouse from Brevard, NC

Sidney Outlaw - opera powerhouse from Brevard, NC

1997: Marilyn Horne was one of the world's greatest opera singers. She was also the founder of the Marilyn Horne Foundation devoted to the art of vocal recitals.

Marilyn Horne was one of the world's greatest opera singers. She was also the founder of the Marilyn Horne Foundation devoted to the art of vocal recitals.

Self portrait of photographer Jack Mitchell and Leontyne Price

Self portrait of photographer Jack Mitchell and Leontyne Price

Muriel Smith

Gallery of African American singers and composers who have contributed significantly to the world of vocal classical music

Betty Jones

Gallery of African American singers and composers who have contributed significantly to the world of vocal classical music

Mezzo-soprano Isola Jones (born December 27, 1949) sang over 500 performances at the Metropolitan Opera; more than twice that of any black singer before her. Jones debuted at the Met in 1977 as Olga in Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN, and stayed with the company for sixteen seasons. The title role of DeMars' opera GUADALUPE, OUR LADY OF THE ROSES was written for Jones, and the recording was nominated in four categories for the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Mezzo-soprano Isola Jones (born December 27, 1949) sang over 500 performances at the Metropolitan Opera; more than twice that of any black singer before her. Jones debuted at the Met in 1977 as Olga in Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN, and stayed with the company for sixteen seasons. The title role of DeMars' opera GUADALUPE, OUR LADY OF THE ROSES was written for Jones, and the recording was nominated in four categories for the 2010 Grammy Awards.