Grace Bumbry

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    Carmen - Opera in four acts, Act I: A la prisonGrace Bumbry
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    Aida (1989 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Celeste Aida (Radames)Grace Bumbry
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    Aida, Act I, Scene 1: Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo! (Amneris, Radames)Grace Bumbry
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    Aida, Act IV, Scene 1: Ohimè! morir mi sento! (Amneris)Grace Bumbry
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    Aida, Act II, Scene 1: Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor (Amneris, Aida)Grace Bumbry

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        Grace Melzia Ann Bumbry was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on January 4, 1937. As a youth she sang in church choirs. In 1955 she entered Northwestern University, where she studied voice with the great Lotte Lehman, and transferred with her to the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. In 1958 she was joint winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions, sharing first place with Martina Arroyo. She won some other prizes, and made her professional debut in a recita... Read more

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