Black Voices Rise (CD) African American Artists at the Met, 1955–1985

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Black Voices Rise (CD)
African American Artists at the Met, 1955–1985

Please Note: This title is a pre-order and will be available September 18, 2019.

Pre-order this new compilation celebrating 30 years of musical history shaped by the artistry of black singers at the Met.

Coinciding with the opening of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess to inaugurate the 2019–20 season, the Met will release a new CD compilation celebrating the stellar artistry of black singers on the company’s famous stage. Black Voice Rise: African American Artists at the Met, 1955–1985 showcases live performances by some of the nation’s most celebrated and history-making singers, including Marian Anderson, who broke the Met’s color barrier with her debut in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in 1955. Other notable artists featured include Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Kathleen Battle, Robert McFerrin, and George Shirley, among many others. This recording scheduled for release on September 18  also includes rare excerpts from the 1985 company-premiere production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, starring Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander in the title roles.

Track Listing
1. Marian Anderson
“ Zitti...l’incanto non dèssi turbare—Re
dell’abisso, affrettati” from Verdi’s Un
Ballo in Maschera
2. Robert McFerrin
“Pari siamo!” from Verdi’s Rigoletto
3. Mattiwilda Dobbs
“Les oiseaux dans la charmille” from
Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann
4. Reri Grist
“ Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s Il
Barbiere di Siviglia
5. Leontyne Price
“ Qui Radamès verrà! ... O patria mia”
from Verdi’s Aida
6. George Shirley
“ Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
7. Grace Bumbry
“ Quand je vous aimerai? … L’amour est
un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from
Bizet’s Carmen
8. Martina Arroyo
“ D’amor sull’ali rosee” from Verdi’s
Il Trovatore
9. Shirley Verrett
“ Vissi d’arte“ from Puccini’s Tosca
10. Leona Mitchell
“ Surta è la note ... Ernani! Ernani,
involami” from Verdi’s Ernani
11. Kathleen Battle
“ Giunse alfin il momento … Deh vieni non
tardar“ from Mozart’s Le Nozze
di Figaro
12. Jessye Norman
“ Dich, teure Halle” from Wagner’s
Tannhäuser
13. Barbara Hendricks
“ Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren“ from
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
14. Florence Quivar
“ My Man’s Gone Now” from The
Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
15. Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander
“ Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from The
Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
and Chorus

Cover: Marian Anderson with Met General Manager
Rudolf Bing, 1954 (Tim Fitzsimmons / AP)
Compilation Producer Grace Row
Broadcast mastering funded by Lloyd E. Rigler-
Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation Porgy and Bess at the Met, 1985
The Metropolitan Opera BLACK VOICES RISE African American Artists at the Met, 1955–85

Total run time: 77:36

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