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How Jessye Norman Broke Opera’s Rules for Black Women

Writing for FriezeKira Thurman, Member in the School of Historical Studies, celebrates Jessye Norman, the late African American soprano who, Thurman writes, "was a gift to art music and to those listeners who, like me, needed to know that it was perfectly fine to be a black woman who loved Gustav Mahler, and to break the rules that others had put in place for us." 

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Date
October 11, 2019