Posted October 08, 2019

Posted October 8, 2019

Described as a “force of nature” by admiring critics, Jessye Norman was among the most celebrated sopranos of the late twentieth century. Norman’s uncommon range and commanding presence earned her a devoted following and numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center Honor and the National Medal of Arts.

Norman made her operatic debut in 1969 as Elisabeth in Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

New York Times:  Hear 10 of Her Greatest Performances

Video:  Liebestod – Jessye Norman, Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker: