Porgy and Bess, Black Voices Rise, & Leontyne Price CD Collection (6-CD SET) – The Metropolitan Opera

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Porgy and Bess, Black Voices Rise, & Leontyne Price CD Collection (6-CD SET) – The Metropolitan Opera

Composers: Various
Artists: Leontyne Price, Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Marian Anderson, Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Kathleen Battle, Robert McFerrin, George Shirley, The Metropolitan Opera & Chorus
Conductors: Various
Number of Discs: 6
Label: The Metropolitan Opera

This collection celebrates the extraordinary contributions of Black artists to the Metropolitan Opera from 1955 to the present.

Black Voices 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 in 1955, and also features Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Kathleen Battle, Robert McFerrin, and George Shirley, among many others. This compilation 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.

Leontyne Price at the Met further celebrates, in a 2-CD set, the contributions of the beloved American soprano’s Met performances of Aida, Tosca, Il Trovatore, Antony and Cleopatra, and much more, spanning 1961-1985.

And finally, the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is the live audio recording from September 23 and October 16, 2019, capturing the Met’s historic—and hugely acclaimed—new production, which brought America’s favorite opera back to the Met stage after a 30-year absence. The ideal cast is headlined by Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the title characters, alongside Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, Alfred Walker, Frederick Ballentine, and Denyce Graves.

 



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