JESSYE NORMAN, OPERA LEGENDS, DIES AT 74
Written by thereachfm on October 1, 2019
US opera singer Jessye Norman, one of the most renowned
sopranos of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 74.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Norman was one of the rare black
singers to reach fame in the opera world.
She established herself in Europe in the 1970s and made her
debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1983.
Norman died in a New York hospital of septic shock and
multiple organ failure related to complications from a spinal
cord injury in 2015.