International opera star, Jessye Norman died Monday, 30 September at the age of 74.
The New York Metropolitan Opera described Norman as “one of the great sopranos of the past half-century. Norman sang more than 80 performances with the company, dazzling audiences with her beautiful tone, extraordinary power, and musical sensitivity”.
Late Norman won four Grammy awards and a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2006.
“Jessye Norman was one of the greatest artists to ever sing on our stage. Her legacy shall forever live on” said Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb.