THE VIOLET HOUR
Joelle Lamarre, soprano
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
The Violet Hour explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price, and her rise to prominence during the 50’s into the 60’s despite rampant segregation and discrimination. This short monodramatic performance traces Ms. Price’s journey from the earliest stages of her career up to her final performance of the opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985. By interspersing narrative with vocal numbers (including selections by Barber, Puccini and Verdi), Ms. Lamarre will portray Ms. Leontyne Price, a true icon in the history of American performing arts.
Originally published at music.nd.edu.