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Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman was born on September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Jessye Norman Sings Carmen (1989), Tchaikovsky: 150th Birthday Gala from Leningrad (1990) and Jessye Norman Recital (1986). See full bio »

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 2001 Christmas Glory from New York (TV Movie)
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Thunder Mountain Woman
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Thunder Mountain Woman (voice)
 1999 The People's Passion (TV Movie)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... Jocasta
 1990 Die Walküre (TV Movie)
 1983-1988 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Ariadne / Primadonna / Madame Lidoine / ...
- Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) ... Ariadne / Primadonna
- Dialogues des Carmélites (1987) ... Madame Lidoine
- Les Troyens (1983) ... Cassandre
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There is a lot of propaganda about opera singers not being able to act. That's not necessarily true and hasn't been true for a long time. And certainly, there are those instances when singers were told they need to fit into a certain size dress. Of course, women. Men? They just make the costumes bigger. See more »


She was awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to music from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the 1998 Commencement Ceremonies. See more »

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