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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Jessye Norman
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
May 21 2016
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Jessye Norman, an American opera singer and recitalist is known for her distinctive and rare vocals. She’s often referred to as a dramatic soprano but some believe she sings like Cornelie Falcon, a French opera singer who also stood out owing to her unique voice type. Thus Norman always insists on not categorizing her voice as she once said: “pigeonholes are only comfortable for pigeons”. Thus, the singer is in a league of her own. Moreover, it comes as no surprise that she has always been a favorite among the critics not only for her unprecedented vocal ability but also for the hard work and effort she puts in before presenting the audiences a show of a lifetime.
Allen Hughes from the New York Times once wrote in his review that Jessye Norman has “one of the most opulent voices before the public today…her performances are backed by extraordinary preparation.” To see what the upcoming event has in store for you buy cheap Jessye Norman tickets.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, Jessye Norman always had an affinity for music. At a tender age of four, she sang gospel songs at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church. She was instantly drawn to opera when she heard it for the first time at the age of nine. She then started listening to Marian Anderson and Leontype Price who were among the most celebrated singers of 1900s. Later she was seen competing in Marian Anderson Vocal Competition. Although the singer did not win but succeeded in making a mark and eventually landed a full scholarship at Howard University, Washington D.C. In later years she studied voice with Elizabeth Mannion and Pierre Bernac. Today Norman is one of the most accomplished singers and recitalists. She has showcased her vocal prowess at festivals like Edinburgh Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Salzburg Festival while also performing at venues such as Hollywood Bowl, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall.
Described by the critics as “the greatest voice since the German soprano Lotte Lehmann”, the opera singer went to Europe at the beginning of her career in hopes of making a name for herself. She then began working with different German and Italian opera companies while getting noticed for her unique and powerful voice. In 1970 she became part of Handel’s Deborah in Florence. The next year she made her debut at a renowned art festival called Maggio Musicale while again bringing her one-of-a-kind voice to the fore as Selica in L’Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer. The same year she became part of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Berlin Festival. N 1972, she appeared at La Scala, a world famous opera house in Italy where she brought forth Aida by Giuseppe Verdi and later performed at Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts. She then made her way back to the United States in early 1970’s while marking her return with yet another memorable performance at Alice Tully Hall resided in Lincoln Center.
Later, other big projects came her way; Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Les Beatitudes by Cesar Franck, Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky, Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, Les Troyens by Berlioz, La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc and Blue Beard’s Castle by Bela Bartok are a few from the list. In her long and utterly successful career, Norman has collaborated with many orchestras such as; Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Lyon Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra etc.
In recent years she has been seen concentrating more on recitals and concerts as opposed to ensemble opera. Her list of accomplishments does not end here as she has won countless awards since the inception of her career. 1977’s Radcliffe Medal, Grammy Awards for Ravel: Songs of Maurice Ravel, Wagner: Lohengrin, Wagner: Die Walkuere, Bartok: Bluebeard’s Castle, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Legion de’honneur (France) are to mention a few. Jessye Norman tickets are up for grabs so do not miss this exclusive opportunity of watching the opera singer perform live.