Soprano Diva Jessye Norman Goes Back to Her Roots
Soprano Opera Diva Jessye Norman Releases Her First Single Album
Premier opera soprano diva Jessye Norman has gone back to her childhood roots and released her first solo gospel-jazz-folk album of familiar American music entitled "Roots: My Life, My Song."
"This music has been playing in my spirit and in my soul all of my life," she says, "and I was remembering all of the things I used to listen to as a child."
Listen to samples from her album on the NPR Music link below:
"God's Gonna Cut You Down"
"It Don't Mean a Thing"
"Habanera" from Bizet's "Carmen"
Jessye Norman Goes Back to Her Roots and Celebrates American Music in New Solo Album--Reported on NPR Music
- Jessye Norman Releases Cross-genre Album on Her American Roots
"...It's a cross-genre celebration of American music ranging from jazz standards to spirituals and gospel. Norman calls it the music of her heart. "This music has been playing in my spirit and in my soul all of my life," she says..."
Jessye Norman Wikibio
- Jessye Norman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norman is one of the most admired contemporary opera singers and one of the highest paid performers in classical music. A dramatic soprano with a majestic stage presence, Norman is associated with roles of of Ada, Cassandre, Alceste, and Leonora.