February 19, 2019

Today in History: Leontyne Price

Today in History–February 10–the Library of Congress features singer Leontyne Price, born on this date in 1927. This opera star earned 18 Grammy awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Learn more about Price by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources about opera from across the Library.

Leontyne Price Born from America’s Library

Leontyne Price image set

#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890–1955 online exhibition

Opera song recordings

Opera sheet music

Justice (streaming video of opera performance)

Opera printed ephemera, articles & books

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