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Leontyne Price Net Worth:Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera.One critic characterized Price's voice as "vibrant", "soaring" and "a Price beyond pearls", as well as "genuinely buttery, carefully produced but firmly under control", with phrases that "took on a seductive sinuousness." Time magazine called her voice "Rich, supple and shining, it was in its prime capable of effortlessly soaring from a smoky mezzo to the pure soprano gold of a perfectly spun high C."A lirico spinto (Italian for "pushed lyric") soprano, she was considered especially well suited to the roles of Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, as well as several in operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.After her retirement from the opera stage in 1985, she continued to appear in recitals and orchestral concerts for another 12 years.Among her many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), the Spingarn Medal (1965), the Kennedy Center Honors (1980), the National Medal of Arts (1985), numerous honorary degrees, and nineteen Grammy Awards, 13 for operatic or song recitals, five for full operas, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989, more than any other classical singer. In October 2008, she was one of the recipients of the first Opera Honors given by the National Endowment for the Arts.
|Birth date:||February 10, 1927|
|Birth place:||Laurel, Mississippi, United States|
|Education:||Central State University, Wilberforce University, Juilliard School|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||William Warfield (m. 1952–1972)|
|Parents:||Katie Price, James Price|
|Awards:||Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music or Dance Programming, Deep River, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray|
|Nominations:||Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Program - Performing Arts, Deep River, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray|
|Movies:||Aida's Brothers & Sisters: Black Voices in Opera and Concert, Messa Da Requiem (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), The Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Century, Leontyne Price: The Art of Verdi: Aida: Act III, Voice of Firestone: The Great Sopranos|
|TV shows:||Live from Lincoln Center, In Performance At The White House|