African American singer Jessye Norman, RIP


This 1 October 2019 video says about itself:

In Memoriam: Jessye Norman. Morgen (Score Animation)

Jessye Norman
Gerhard Bosse, violin
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur, cond.

From Wikipedia:

Jessye Mae Norman (September 15, 1945 – September 30, 2019) was an American opera singer and recitalist. A dramatic soprano, Norman was associated in with roles such as Wagner’s Sieglinde, Ariadne by Richard Strauss, Gluck’s Alceste and Beethoven‘s Leonore, and Cassandre. Norman was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1999, and became a Spingarn Medalist in 2013. Apart from receiving several honorary doctorates and other awards, she also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and was a member of the British Royal Academy of Music. …

In 2015, Norman suffered a spinal cord injury. She died at Mount Sinai–St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan on September 30, 2019, aged 74, from multiple organ failure and septic shock, secondary to complications from the injury.

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