Leontyne Price: First Lady of Opera

Leontyne Price: First Lady of Opera

by Jessica O'Donnell


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Famous people are often thought to be fortunate. However, we usually see only their success and not the path they took to achieve it. Many people featured in the Inspiring Lives series have overcome obstacles and hardship to fulfill their dreams. All have shown great determination in cultivating their talents and skills. The accessible text and vibrant photos in this high-interest series offer a glimpse into the lives of these truly talented and inspirational celebrities, both in and out of the spotlight. Each book features a timeline to highlight important moments in each star's life.

Growing up in rural Mississippi, Leontyne Price developed an appreciation for music at an early age. She especially liked to sing in her church choir. She soon decided that she wanted to be an opera singer. After years of hard work, Leontyne's dreams were fulfilled. Today she is considered one of the finest opera singers in the world. Leontyne Price: First Lady of Opera gives readers an inspiring tour of the singer's musical career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433936296
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Inspiring Lives
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

At the Opera 4

Growing Up 6

Off to School 16

On Broadway 20

More Roles 26

Timeline 30

For More Information 31

Glossary 32

Index 32

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