Friday, May 16, 2014

Listen To Jessye Norman Discuss "Marvelous Living" On NPR

The soprano signing copies of her book in the Metropolitan Opera gift shop. (Photo: Rex Bonomelli/Facebook)
"When it comes to singers, there have been few voices considered as majestic as soprano Jessye Norman's. The celebrated opera singer from Augusta, GA, has meticulously built a career on her own terms, choosing her projects intelligently and carefully guarding her vocal resources, which have often been described as a force of nature. Now the 68-year-old artist can add author to her list of accomplishments. Norman has written a memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing! From experiencing racism as a child to watching the fall of the Berlin Wall to her storied opera career, Norman talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the book, her life and her music with an openness rarely heard before in her interviews." Listen to the audio by clicking here. [Source] Additional audio interviews for WQXR can be heard below:

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