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Published by:
RCA Records, founded 1901  Search this
Recorded by:
Leontyne Price, American, born 1927  Search this
Jon Vickers, Canadian, 1926 - 2015  Search this
Rita Gorr, Belgian, 1926 - 2012  Search this
Robert Merrill, American, 1917 - 2004  Search this
Giorgio Tozzi, American, 1923 - 2011  Search this
magnetic tape, paper, plastic
Diameter (tape reel): 7 × 1/2 in. (17.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (reel box): 7 7/16 × 7 7/16 × 3/4 in. (18.9 × 18.9 × 1.9 cm)
A tape reel of Verdi-Aida (2016.68.10a) that is housed in a cardboard case (2016.68.10b). The front of the case features a closely framed portrait of Leontyne Price looking upward in costume as the character Aïda from Verdi's opera "Aïda." Above Price's portrait are two equally-sized rectangle text boxes; the rectangle to the left is orange while the rectangle to the right is black. White and black text in the rectangle to the left reads [HIGHLIGHTS / AÏDA / VERDI]. White and orange text in the rectangle to the right reads [PRICE • VICKERS / GORR • MERRILL • TOZZI / SOLTI • / ROME OPERA HOUSE / ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS / Selected by the Metropolitan Opera]. Above these two rectangle text boxes is a series of text boxes aligned with the top edge which contain the record label logo and stereo specifications. The back of the case has black text on a white background that gives information about the tape. The reel has a RCA Victor red label.
African American  Search this
Classical (Music)  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture