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Soprano Leona Mitchell (born October 13, 1949) is best known for singing Bess in the first complete stereo recording of Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS (1975), which earned Mitchell a Grammy Award. After making her operatic debut as Micaela in Bizet's CARMEN with the San Francisco Opera, she reprised the role for her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1975. Mitchell has sung for four US presidents and numerous world dignitaries, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Bishop Desmond…

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Interview with fairy-tale diva: OTHALIE GRAHAM

As a rising star of the international opera scene and the best known Black Canadian dramatic opera soprano, Othalie Graham already has the kind of career that most aspiring singers would kill for. Touted for her rendition of Turandot, her Wagnerian repertoire is as impressive in its vocal difficulty as it is physically demanding.