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Norman, Jessye

LC control no.n 81132078
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LC classificationML420.N736 Biography
Personal name headingNorman, Jessye
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Variant(s)Norman, Jessey, 1945-2019
Norman, Jessue, 1945-2019
Associated countryGermany
Birth date1945-09-15
Death date2019-09-30
Place of birthAugusta (Ga.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationHoward University University of Michigan Deutsche Oper Berlin Elton John AIDS Foundation
National Music Foundation
Profession or occupationSopranos (Singers)
Found inMozart, J. C. W. A. Le nozze di Figaro. [Phonodisc] 1971
Brahms, J. Lieder [SR] c1980: label side 1 (Jessey Norman) label side 2 (Jessue Norman)
New Grove dict. of opera (Norman, Jessye; b. Sept. 15, 1945, Augusta, Ga.; American soprano)
Info. from 678 field, converted 2013-06-06 (Soprano)
African American National Biography, accessed March 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Norman, Jessye; opera singer, born 15 September 1945 in Augusta, Georgia; graduated from Howard University (1967); received a Master in Music degree (1968); had a brilliant career at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1968); her American debut was at the Hollywood Bowl, LA (1972); received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006); performed at Metropolitan Opera, New York City (1983); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Baden Baden, Germany (2002); received four Grammy Awards, Grand Prix National du Disque, Gramophone Award, Edison Prize; title Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, (1984), Legion d'Honneur, France (1989); over 30 honorary doctoral university degrees; was the youngest recipient of Kennedy Center Honors award (1997) and an honorary United Nations ambassador (1990); served on board of directors of organizations, foundations, National Music Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation; amphitheater and plaza overlooking Savannah River in her hometown Augusta have been named after her)
New York Times, article dated 30 September 2019, viewed 30 September 2019 (Jessye Norman; died Monday [30 September 2019] in New York)