Jessye Norman, the majestic American soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at the Metropolitan Opera and houses around the world, died on Monday in New York. She was 74.
Man, her Mahler Kindertotenlieder were an essential part of my early 20s.
A great interpretor of R. Strauss and Mahler. R. I. P.
Tru, a fuckin legend. I wuz randomly talkin about her to a friend the otha day n told him to lizten do da 4 lazt songz. Got home latah and da newz wuz juzt out da zhe had pazzed. So I put dat rec on, turned da lightz off, laid on mah bed n liztened to da whole thing.