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Jessye Norman

1945 - 2019

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Jessye Mae Norman (September 15, 1945 – September 30, 2019) was an American opera singer and recitalist. She was able to perform dramatic soprano roles, but refused to be limited to that voice type. A commanding presence on operatic, concert and recital stages, Norman was associated with roles including Beethoven's Leonore, Wagner's Sieglinde and Kundry, Cassandre and Didon by Berlioz and Bartók's Judith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jessye Norman has received more than 1,087,857 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jessye Norman is the 262nd most popular singer (up from 450th in 2019), the 1,707th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,733rd in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Jessye Norman ranks 262 out of 3,528Before her are Johnny Logan, Hank Williams, Teresa Berganza, Corry Brokken, Fabrizio De André, and Mylène Farmer. After her are Victoria de los Ángeles, Christa Ludwig, Shirley Bassey, Sade, Jimmy Cliff, and Mohammed Abdel Wahab.

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Among people born in 1945, Jessye Norman ranks 93Before her are Yochanan Vollach, Robert Sarah, Milo Manara, John Fogerty, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, and Massimo Moratti. After her are Bob Gunton, Maud Adams, Anatoly Fomenko, Christoph Schönborn, Momčilo Krajišnik, and Angus Deaton. Among people deceased in 2019, Jessye Norman ranks 73Before her are Roger Etchegaray, Paul Greengard, Fernando de la Rúa, Valery Bykovsky, Vladimir Bukovsky, and Stanley Donen. After her are Godfried Danneels, Tomi Ungerer, John Robert Schrieffer, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Isabel Sarli, and Raymond Poulidor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 1,707 out of 18,182Before her are Michael Dudikoff (1954), Tom Regan (1938), Charles Eames (1907), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Thomas Haden Church (1960), and Wilbur Scoville (1865). After her are Richard Jenkins (1947), Adrien Brody (1973), Jerry Stiller (1927), Michael Spence (1943), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), and Floyd Patterson (1935).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 83Before her are Kim Carnes (1945), Bessie Smith (1894), Eazy-E (1964), John Fogerty (1945), Sonny Bono (1935), and Hank Williams (1923). After her are Mahalia Jackson (1911), Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Stevie Nicks (1948), and R. Kelly (1967).