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    Jessye Norman passed away.

    Now that was shock late last night, only 74, I've seen here a few times and never forget here performance in Paris at a very special day.

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    Very sad and surprising news. She'll be missed.

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    I never heard her sing but I did meet her once quite by accident, a couple of years ago. She was at Covent Garden to do a book signing and she was getting out of her car by the Stage Door. I managed to get a photo of her with my friend and then she was hustled inside. She was gracious and apologetic that she couldn't stay longer with those fans who were lucky enough to be there.

    Some nice tributes here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...o-stars-legend
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Archival audio of Jessye Norman in her early 20s performing “Allmächt'ge Jungfrau!” from Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Kresge Auditorium on Aug. 3, 1968.
    Scroll to bottom of page:
    https://www.interlochen.org/story/in...-jessye-norman
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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