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Jessye Norman

biographical • opera • Black history & experience • creative process
  • Artist Talk
  • YouTube
  • Free

Opera legend Jessye Norman comes to Chicago to share her extraordinary journey from a childhood in segregated Augusta, Georgia, to star of the world's grandest stages. Her memoir "Stand Up Straight and Sing!" deepens our appreciation for her stunning musical gifts. Opera dramaturg Colin Ure joins Ms. Norman in conversation. This program is presented in partnership with Lyric Unlimited—an initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago—and the School of the Art Institute.

  • Duration
    55 minutes

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