Grace Bumbry (11/1/1963)

July 28, 2023, 11:00 pm

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Grace Bumbry
Grace Bumbry at the White House for the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors (U.S. federal government, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Grace Bumbry’s illustrious, international career began in 1960 and spanned more than three decades. Born in St. Louis in 1937, and championed as a young singer by Lotte Lehmann and Wieland Wagner, this treasured performer spoke with Studs Terkel in 1963. Grace Bumbry died earlier this year, and we remember her with this program.