Square jessye norman

Born in 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of an insurance salesman and a school teacher, Jessye Mae Norman was a precocious talent. She was awarded a full scholarship to Howard University in Washington, D.C., where her love and knowledge of music grew and her outstanding natural ability flourished. Subsequently, she followed an increasingly well-trodden route for young American singers and came to Europe, where she established herself by winning a competition in Munich and signing up with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, making her operatic debut later that year in Tannhäuser. What followed has been a career encompassing most of opera's great female roles, as she established herself as perhaps the greatest contemporary female voice in the world of classical music.  

Books

Stand Up Straight and Sing