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Henry Price, D.M.A 
Blanche E. Seaver Endowed Professor in Fine Arts and Professor of Music
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4589
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Opera literature
  • Acting for singers
  • Applied music (voice)
  • Operas of Mozart
  • Diction for singers: English, Latin, Italian, German and French

Before arriving at Pepperdine, Henry Price was hailed by major critics as one of America's finest singing actors. He made his New York City Opera debut as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata in 1975, and since then has appeared in over 50 leading roles with major opera companies throughout North America and abroad, including the Miami Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Milwaukee Florentine Opera, Opera Memphis, Fort Worth Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Puerto Rico, and Winnepeg Opera. His repertoire includes such roles as the Duke in Rigoletto, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Faust in Gounod's Faust, Hoffmann in Tales of Hoffmann, and Prince Yusupov in the world premiere of Jay Reise's Rasputin at the New York City Opera. Price made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1973 in the Metropolitan Opera at the Forum production of Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts under the direction of Alvin Ailey.

He has performed as a major soloist with America's leading symphony orchestras, including Handel's Messiah with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and Haydn's Creation with the Detroit Symphony under Sir Neville Marriner. Price's "Live from Lincoln Center" performances opposite the legendary Beverly Sills (in Manon, The Barber of Seville, and La Traviata) have been released on video and DVD. His Angel recording of Lehar's The Merry Widow, on which he sang the role of Camille, won a Grammy Award as "Best Opera Recording." From 1982 to 1988, he was resident leading tenor in the state opera houses in Mainz, Germany, and Linz, Austria.

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