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Film, Video A Conversation with Jessye Norman

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  • A Conversation with Jessye Norman


  • Jessye Norman's incomparable voice and exceptional artistry made her a legend in the world of the opera stage and the concert hall. This conversation, conducted just months before her death, focused on her career and involvement with new music, mentorship for young artists and thoughtful advocacy for projects like the Jessye Norman School for the Arts, as a crucial avenue for arts education.

Event Date

  • May 16, 2019


  • -  Vocalist Jessye Norman is indisputably one of the major artists of our time. A triumphant career associated with the highest level of music making has led to many honors and awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Arts, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Glenn Gould Prize for Music, and more than 40 honorary doctorates.
  • -  Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress.

Running Time

  • 58 minutes 52 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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