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Artists Of The Century - Leontyne Price - Ultimate Collection


Release Date: 06/15/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63463   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberHector BerliozGeorges BizetGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Leontyne Price
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leontyne Price was originally celebrated as the first African-American to become an international opera superstar. Now, long after her retirement from the stage, she can still be celebrated for that and the voice, a gorgeous instrument of regal power, conveying nobility in every role she played. Though Dido would not seem to be an ideal part for her, it works, as it worked for Kirsten Flagstad, because the voice commands the respect due a queen.
Price once coyly described herself as a "juicy lyric," and while listening to many of her famous roles--Aida, Cleopatra, Carmen, Bess--it's apparent how much juice she put into them, a combination of strength and beauty unequaled by any soprano of her generation. They're all here in this
Read more collection, along with Turandot, Butterfly, Manon, and Ariadne, even a few songs from Berlioz and Strauss, a veritable feast for the ears. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: Give me my robe by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 3, Sur les lagunes by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Written: 1873-1874 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
4.
Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 4, Im Abendrot by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Es gibt ein Reich by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begin with "Che più..." 
25.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Siam giunti..." 
26.
La forza del destino: Madre, pietosa Vergine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Son giunta..." 
27.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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