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Summary ¹ Leontyne Price Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í A stunning picture book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price   Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927 the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues BAt the Metropolitan Opera and around the world most notably as the majestic Ethiopian princess in Aida the part she felt she was born to singFrom award winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who follow. Gorgeous illustrations show a young girl become a young woman And then a mature woman and then a super star If you get a chance to find clips of her on Youtube you'll see the end result a power house of a singer

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Ias on the radio and watched the great Marian Anderson grace the stage              While racism made it unlikely that a poor black girl from the South would pursue an opera career Leontyne’s wondrous voice and unconuerable spirit prevailed Bursting through the door Marian had cracked open Leontyne was soon recognized and celebrated for her leading roles. Near and dear to my heartWhen I was a little girl growing up in Mississippi my grandmother told me the story about when she was a nurse she and was taking care of Leontyne Price's mother in the hospital My grandmother had the honor of meeting Ms Price when she visited her mother We were big fans of Leontyne Price I have had a lifelong affection for opera because of this story She inspired so many people Oh And this book is well written with beautiful illustrations Highly recommended

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Leontyne PriceA stunning picture book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price   Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927 the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues But Leontyne had big dreams and plenty to be thankful for as she surrounded herself with church hymns and hallelujahs soaked up opera ar. Mary Violet Leontyne Price born in 1927 is an American soprano winner of 18 Grammy awards including a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Perhaps most importantly she is a trail blazer who helped pave the way for other black women in the artsHer talent was evident early on and she wanted to have a career like that of Marian Anderson She enrolled in the music education program at the all black Wilberforce College in Wilberforce Ohio and made such an impression there that the famous singer actor and intellectual Paul Robeson put on a benefit concert for her so she could enroll at the Juilliard School in New York City Based on her appearances at Julliard she was invited to BroadwayIn 1952 she debuted as Bess in a revival of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and toured with the production all over the world for the next two years This video shows only stills from the show but features the very first recording of her voice on September 21 1952 in a beautiful duet with co star William Warfield who later became her husband In his memoir My Music and My Life Warfield wrote that their careers drove them apart They were legally separated in 1967 and divorced in 1973 They had no childrenIn 1961 Ms Price debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore This performance resulted in a 42 minute ovation one of the longest in the Met's history In 1964 she was awarded the Presidential Freedom Award and the following year she won the Italian Award of Merit In 2007 she was named one of the “20 All time Best Supranos” in BBC Music magazine's poll During her active years before retirement she served as a role model for an entire generation of African American youth But she eschewed the designation of African American preferring to call herself an American She said over If you are going to think black think positive about it Don't think down on it or think it is something in your way And this way when you really do want to stretch out and express how beautiful black is everybody will hear you”This book for children features the highlights of Price’s career It is the illustrations by Raúl Colón however that add music to the pages Once described as having a voice that soared “from a smoky mezzo to the pure soprano gold of a perfectly spun high C” Time Magazine Colón actually shows these ualities by his uses of color and designAn author’s note gives additional background about Price But if you really want to know what she was all about in her prime I recommend checking out the videos available on youtube Evaluation Colón’s stunning pictures make this book into a wonderful introduction for kids of a courageous trail blazer and very talented ladyRating 355