Interview with Leontyne Price
by Melissa Wimbish
If you have never seen this interview with Leontyne Price you really should take a few minutes to change that. In this interview, she discusses her earliest musical memories, her experience with her teacher at Juilliard, her repertoire preferences, the importance of recognizing your audience, and many other wonderful tidbits of advice for musicians, singers especially. A remarkable section of the interview is her discussion of the “affair” between singer and audience and how there is no relationship like it in the entire world.
Click here for the full clip of the interview on the NEA website: http://www.nea.gov/av/video/2008operabios/Price-interview.html
Click here to watch four separate clips of the interview on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49HqdyMcus