Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Leontyne Price

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Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 3.38.21 PMIn my humble opinion, the greatest voices this country has ever produced are:
1. Sherrill Milnes
2. Beverly Sills
3. Leontyne Price
4. Elvis
5. Bing Crosby
6. Aretha
7. Frank Sinatra

Leontyne Price turned 89 on February 10.  Aside from being one of the greatest sopranos, ever, she made wearing a turban a a regal statement, she is my favorite Tosca.  Her RCA recording with Sherrill Milnes and Placido Domingo is perhaps the best there is.  When she retired at the Met, her final performance was iconic. According to Beverly Sills, my idol, Lee Price had one of the greatest voices this country has ever produced and is a national treasure. Amen to that!

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