William Warfield (Opera Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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William Warfield

William Caesar Warfield, was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor. One of his earliest professional engagements was in Marc Blitzstein’s Broadway opera, Regina. His breakthrough came when he gave his recital debut in New York’s Town Hall in 1950. He went on to produce a highly acclaimed album of selections from Porgy and Bess with Leontyne Price in 1963.

Born: Jan 2, 1920, West Helena, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: Aug 25, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres: Opera, Show tune
Years active: 1947–1970s
IMDb: William Warfield’s IMDb

About William Warfield

Popular concert singer and actor who performed in the 1952 European tour of the opera Porgy and Bess.

Before Fame

His public singing debut at New York’s Town Hall led to a thirty-five concert contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Achievement

He appeared in the 1951 MGM film version of Show Boat.

Family Life

He was married to opera star Leontyne Price, but the two divorced in 1972.

Associations

He sang in the premiere performances of many of Aaron Copland’s musical compositions.

Information related to William Warfield

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