Obituary for Grace Bumbry – Culture

Your Carmen is legendary. The voice is dark and enticing, the seemingly endless cantilenas ensnare the paralyzed listener, the high notes, sung lightly and slenderly, are triumphant, her passion always seems controlled, but also of threatening power. Bizet’s Carmen was one of the star roles of singer Grace Bumbry, who was born in St. Louis in 1937 and who had an incredible international career from 1960, albeit from Europe. Because as a black singer, she had it more than difficult in the USA.

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