Opera and Classical music singers hardly receive coverage or recognition in our contemporary environment. As I exercised today at the gym while listening to my iTunes playlist, suddenly “The Holy City”, sung by living legend Jessye Norman began to play— I was mesmerized by the rendition from the beginning until it ended. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this beautiful voice as much as I do.
Jessye Norman sings “Amazing Grace” at Nelson Mendela’s Memorial Service, too.
Here’s an August 1991 article in Routes “Spineless in the Hands of The Black Goddess”.