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Sallie Holman (1849-1888), American opera singer

Sallie Holman (1849-1888), American opera singer

The famous opera singer Marian Anderson in the 1920s. Great to see her as a fashionable young woman. Love the dress.

The famous opera singer Marian Anderson in the 1920s. Great to see her as a fashionable young woman. Love the dress.

African American opera singer Leontyne Price as Cleopatra, 1966/68.

African American opera singer Leontyne Price as Cleopatra, 1966/68.

Grace Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African American opera and classical singers.

Grace Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African American opera and classical singers.

Grace Bumbry, an opera singer from St. Louis, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She debuted in London in 1959, and with the Paris Opera the following year. In 1961, she was featured in Bayreuth, Germany’s Wagner Festival. The first African American to sing there, Bumbry was an international sensation and won the Wagner Medal. She is credited for paving the way for future African American opera and classical singers. Missouri History Museum

Grace Bumbry, an opera singer from St. Louis, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She debuted in London in 1959, and with the Paris Opera the following year. In 1961, she was featured in Bayreuth, Germany’s Wagner Festival. The first African American to sing there, Bumbry was an international sensation and won the Wagner Medal. She is credited for paving the way for future African American opera and classical singers. Missouri History Museum

Lina Cavalieri, 1910s.  Opera singer.   Hers is the face that appears repeatedly, obsessively, in Piero Fornasetti's designs.

Lina Cavalieri, 1910s. Opera singer. Hers is the face that appears repeatedly, obsessively, in Piero Fornasetti's designs.

Mattiwilda Dobbs (b. 1925) is an American opera singer, one of the first African Americans to achieve international acclaim in the art form. After winning an international competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the Spelman graduate launched a career that took her across Europe. In 1953, she became the first African American women to sing at the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy.

Mattiwilda Dobbs (b. 1925) is an American opera singer, one of the first African Americans to achieve international acclaim in the art form. After winning an international competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the Spelman graduate launched a career that took her across Europe. In 1953, she became the first African American women to sing at the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy.

Jessye Norman - operatic legend and a local Augusta Ga, with an unbelievable voice..... a true, rich contralto

Jessye Norman - operatic legend and a local Augusta Ga, with an unbelievable voice..... a true, rich contralto

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star

Opera singer Maria Callas Какой Золотой Голос и Чудесная внешность . Вся жизнь посвящена оперному искусству .

Opera singer Maria Callas Какой Золотой Голос и Чудесная внешность . Вся жизнь посвящена оперному искусству .

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