Great Performances

Leontyne Price on Opening the Metropolitan Opera

Clip: Season 45 Episode 20 | 1m 47s

Soprano Leontyne Price recalls being chosen to open The Opera House with the premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra in 1966.

Aired: 05/25/18

Rating: NR

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