Who was first black opera singer to perform at White House?

Eleanor Roosevelt first met African American contraltocontraltoThe contralto singing voice has a vocal range that lies between the F below “middle C” (F3) to two Fs above middle C (F5) and is the lowest type of female voice. In the lower and upper extremes, some contralto voices can sing from two Bs below middle C (B2) to two B♭s above middle C (B♭5).

Who was the first African American to perform at the New York?

Marian Anderson

On the evening of January 7, 1955, the curtain at the Metropolitan Opera in New York rises to reveal Marian Anderson, the first African American to perform with the Met.

Who was the first black soloist to sing with the Metropolitan Opera of New York?

Marian Anderson

This Month in Met History
On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson made her Metropolitan Opera debut, becoming the first African American to sing a leading role with the company.