Happy 95th birthday soprano Leontyne Price.
Leontyne Price is joined by the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry in her radio debut as the Princess Amneris. Carlo Bergonzi sings the role of Radamès and Robert Merrill is Amonasro. Thomas Schippers conducts.
“In these few minutes we are given a précis of Leontyne Price as an artist.”
Trove Thursday celebrates Leontyne Price’s 93rd birthday on Sunday with a pair of her rarest collaborations with Herbert von Karajan: Bruckner’s Te Deum with Hilde Rössl-Majdan, Fritz Wunderlich and Walter Berry and Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem alongside José van Dam.
“Trove Thursday”’s latest folie de grandeur is an overflowing three-part explosion of post-war divas in live performances of unexpected arias always in the “wrong language.”
All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety.