Jessye Mae Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American opera singer. Norman is a contemporary opera singer and recitalist, and is a successful performers of classical music. A dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the Wagnerian repertoire, and with the roles of Sieglinde, Ariadne, Alceste, and Leonore.
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... Honorary Doctor in Music from Juilliard School of Music (1990) Norman's home town, Augusta, Georgia, dedicated Riverwalk Augusta's amphitheater, named in her honor (1991 ... Norman was honored by New York's Associated Black Charities at the 11th Annual Black History Makers Awards Dinner for her contributions to the arts and to ... the National Cable Television Association for "Jessye Norman at Notre Dame." Jessye Norman has received honorary doctorates from more than 30 colleges ...
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