Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman

Birth
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Death 30 Sep 2019 (aged 74)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 203432362 · View Source
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Opera Singer. Jessye Norman made her operatic debut in 1969 as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at the Berlin Deutsche Opera. She appeared in the title role of L'Africaine at Florence's Maggio Musicale in 1971, and the following year sang Aida at Milan's La Scala and Cassandra in Les Troyens at London's Covent Garden. Subsequently she made in 1973 major recital debuts in London and New York. After an extensive concert tour of North America during 1976-1977, she made her USA stage debut as Jocasta in Oedipus rex and as Purcell's Dido on a double bill with the Opera Company of Philadelphia in November 1982. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York as Cassandra in September 1983 (or Les Troyens of Berlioz, which opened the company’s 100th anniversary season in 1983). Numerous operatic appearances at the Metropolitan Opera followed, the most recent of these was her celebrated portrayal of the title character in the Met’s premier production of Janacek’s The Makropulos Case in 1996.

Bio by: Bobby Kelley


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  • Originally Created by: Bobby Kelley
  • Added: 30 Sep 2019
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessye Norman (15 Sep 1945–30 Sep 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 203432362, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.