Jessye Norman

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Birthday
15, 1945
Birthplace
Augusta, GA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Augusta, GA

About

American opera singer best known for her roles in the operas of Richard Wagner, such as Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and Tristan and Isolde.

Before Fame

She was singing in the Mount Calvary Baptist Church by age four.

Trivia

She received a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.

Family Life

His father was an insurance salesman and his mother was a schoolteacher.

Associated With

In 1980, she played the title role in the Richard Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos.