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Grace Bumbry

voc, *1937 US, St. Louis
Singer of Classical
A.k.a. Grace Ann Melzia Bumbry

Grace Melzia Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African-American opera and classical singers. Bumbry's voice was rich and sizable, possessing a wide range, and was capable of producing a very distinctive plangent tone. In her prime, she also possessed good agility and bel canto technique (see for example her renditions of the 'Veil Song' from Verdi's Don Carlo in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as her Ernani from the Chicago Lyric Opera in 1984).

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, R. 288 / Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" on Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux; Organ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: I. Introitus, Requiem aeternam on #nowspinning Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
O terra, addio on Endeavour by Various Artists
Carmen, WD 31, Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Live) on Bizet: Carmen, WD 31 by Georges Bizet, Grace Bumbry, Justino Diaz, Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Don Carlo / Act 2: "Nei giardin del bello" on Verdi: Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, Renata Tebaldi, Grace Bumbry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Georg Solti
Don Carlo / Act 2: "La Regina!" on Verdi: Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, Renata Tebaldi, Grace Bumbry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Georg Solti
Don Carlo / Act 2: "Sotto ai folti, immensi abeti" on Verdi: Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, Renata Tebaldi, Grace Bumbry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Georg Solti
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Finale. Presto - Allegro assai on Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Gundula Janowitz, Karl Böhm & Grace Bumbry
Don Carlo / Act 4: "O don fatale" on Verdi: Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, Renata Tebaldi, Grace Bumbry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Georg Solti
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Seq. 6, Lacrimosa on Classical Music - Choral by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Symphonie No. 9Ludwig van Beethoven, Gundula Janowitz, Grace Bumbry, Jess Thomas, George London, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm2017Album
Der Fliegende Holländer - Tannhäuser - ParsifalRichard Wagner - Grace Bumbry / Franz Crass / Irene Dalis / Josef Greindl / Hans Hotter / Gundula Janowitz / George London / Gustav Neidlinger / Gerd Nienstedt / Anja Silja / Gerhard Stolze / Martti Talvela / Jess Thomas / Wolfgang Windgassen / Hans Knappertsbusch / Wolfgang Sawallisch2005Album
AïdaThomas Schippers, Giuseppe Verdi, Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Grace Bumbry, Robert Merrill, Jerome Hines, The Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra And Metropolitan Opera Chorus2001Album
Der Zigeunerbaron (Großer Querschnitt)Johann Strauss Jr. - Nicolai Gedda, Grace Bumbry, Rita Streich, Hermann Prey, Kurt Böhme, Wolfgang Anheisser1996Album
Tannhäuser - Bayreuther Festspiele (Highlights)Richard Wagner / Wolfgang Windgassen • Anja Silja • Grace Bumbry • Eberhard Wächter / Wolfgang Sawallisch1995Album
With LoveGrace Bumbry1995Album
The Firebird - Suite / El Amor Brujo / El Sombrero De Tres Picos - DancesIgor Stravinsky / Manuel De Falla - Grace Bumbry, Lorin Maazel, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin1995Compil.
Singt Lieder von Franz Schubert Und Johannes BrahmsFranz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Grace Bumbry, Sebastian Peschko1995Album
Aida HighlightsGiuseppe Verdi, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Sherrill Milnes, Erich Leinsdorf, The London Symphony Orchestra1994Album
CarmenGeorges Bizet, Grace Bumbry, Les Petits Chanteurs A La Croix De Bois, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris1990Album
Don CarlosGiuseppe Verdi, Renata Tebaldi · Carlo Bergonzi · Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau · Nicolai Ghiaurov · Grace Bumbry, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Und Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti1985Album
Carmen (Highlights)Georges Bizet, Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Kostas Paskalis, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos1985Album
Berühmte Opernarien = Famous Opera Arias = Airs D'opéra CélèbresGrace Bumbry - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Stefan Soltesz1984Album
Orfeo Ed EuridiceRichard Bonynge, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Grace Bumbry1983Album
NatalieGrace Bumbry with Roger Webb And His Orchestra1982Single
Nabucco 1979 Live PerformanceGiuseppe Verdi - Sherrill Milnes, Grace Bumbry, Carlo Cossutta, Ruggero Raimondi, Viorica Cortez, Nello Santi1981Album
Réquiem en Ré mineur KV 626Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, Grace Bumbry, George Shirley, Marius Rintzler, New Philharmonia Chorus, Wilhelm Pitz, New Philharmonia Orchestra1979Album
Aida De Verdi - Orange Choregies 1976 - Enregistrement Gilda Cruz-Romo, Grace Bumbry, Peter Gougalov, Ingvar Wixell ,Direction Musicale Thomas Schippers Choeurs At Orchestre Coro Lirico Di Torino1978Album
Le CidJules Massenet - Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Paul Plishka, The Opera Orchestra Of New York, Eve Queler, Byrne Camp Chorale1976Album
Singt Lieder Von Schubert Und SchumannGrace Bumbry1976Compil.
A Grand Operetta GalaGrace Bumbry, Brigitte Fassbaender, Erika Köth, Anneliese Rothenberger, Margit Schramm, Rita Streich, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey1970Album
Der Zigeunerbaron - GesamtaufnahmeJohann Strauss Jr. - Nicolai Gedda, Grace Bumbry, Rita Streich, Hermann Prey, Kurt Böhme, Wolfgang Anheisser ' Willi Brokmeier1969Album
Lieder-RecitalGrace Bumbry1967Album
AidaGiuseppe Verdi, Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Grace Bumbry, Mario Sereni, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma E Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Zubin Mehta1967Album
Opernarien · ZigeunerliederGrace Bumbry1966Album
Die Macht Des SchicksalsGiuseppe Verdi - Grace Bumbry, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey, Gottlob Frick, Siegfried Vogel, Chor der Staatsoper Dresden, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Patanè1966Album
Fêtes Musicales En Touraine 1966Christian Ferras, Pierre Barbizet, Sviatoslav Richter, Lorin Maazel, Gundula Janowitz, Grace Bumbry1966Album
El Amor Brujo - El Sombro De Tres PicosGrace Bumbry · Lorin Maazel / Manuel De Falla / Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin1966Album
TannhäuserRichard Wagner, Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Wächter, Gerhard Stolze, Josef Greindl, Anja Silja, Grace Bumbry, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele And Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Wolfgang Sawallisch1965Album
Zigeunerlieder - Lieder Von Brahms Und SchubertGrace Bumbry, Johannes Brahms1964Album
ZigeunerliederGrace Bumbry1964Single
Messiah (Excerpts)Georg Friedrich Händel – Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry, Sir Adrian Boult, The London Symphony Orchestra1964Album
Singt Arien Von Saint-Saens Und VerdiGrace Bumbry1962Single
Carmen JonesGrace Bumbry1962Album
Messiah ExcerptsGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1962Album
Grace Bumbry Singt Grosse Arien Der Internationalen OperGrace Bumbry, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Janos Kulka1962Album
Grace Bumbry Singt Lieder Von Schubert, Brahms, Wolf Und StraussGrace Bumbry, Erik Werba1962Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1961Album
Carmen JonesGrace BumbryAlbum
Das Schönste Aus Händels MessiasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
El Amor Brujo / El Pájaro de FuegoManuel De Falla, Igor Stravinsky, Grace Bumbry, Lorin Maazel, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester BerlinCompil.
Aus Dem MessiasGrace Bumbry, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultSingle
Orfeo Ed Euridice (Vienna Version Of 1762, Sung In Italian)Christoph Willibald Gluck / Grace Bumbry ● Anneliese Rothenberger ● Ruth-Margret Pütz / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Václav NeumannAlbum
Orfeo Ed Euridice: Grosser Querschnitt In Italienischer SpracheChristoph Willibald Gluck, Grace Bumbry, Anneliese Rothenberger, Ruth-Margret PützAlbum
Just Like A WomanGrace Bumbry & Dionne WarwickSingle
RequiemWolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Grace Bumbry • George Shirley • Marius Rintzler / New Philharmonia Chorus / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Rafael Frühbeck De BurgosAlbum
Casta DivaGrace BumbryAlbum
A Song RecitalGrace Bumbry, Leonard Hokanson, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes BrahmsAlbum
Arias y Coros de "El Mesias"Georg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry, Kenneth McKellar, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
ArienGrace Bumbry, Giuseppe VerdiAlbum
Carmen JonesGrace BumbryAlbum
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