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. She was a commanding presence on operatic, concert and recital stages, 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 979,605 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jessye Norman is the 451st most popular singer (up from 623rd in 2019), the 2,734th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,448th in 2019) and the 141st most popular American Singer.

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  • 30

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  • 3.38

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Among singers, Jessye Norman ranks 451 out of 3,541Before her are King Diamond, Jungkook, Carly Simon, Nellie Melba, Basshunter, and Maggie Reilly. After her are Luis Eduardo Aute, Ubol Ratana, Ahmet Kaya, Camarón de la Isla, Violetta Villas, and Lusine Zakaryan.

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Among people born in 1945, Jessye Norman ranks 151Before her are Bruce Spence, Gal Costa, Everett McGill, Carly Simon, Nick Simper, and Robert Wyatt. After her are Pat Riley, Brion James, Wolfgang Schüssel, Birendra of Nepal, George Dzundza, and Shulamith Firestone. Among people deceased in 2019, Jessye Norman ranks 131Before her are Dick Dale, Syd Mead, Georgiy Daneliya, Yukiya Amano, William Levada, and Anatoly Lukyanov. After her are Judith Kerr, Charles Jencks, Sue Lyon, Lê Đức Anh, Patrick Sercu, and Andrés Gimeno.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 2,734 out of 15,968Before her are Ben Bernanke (1953), Estelle Getty (1923), John Gilbert (1895), Glenn Frey (1948), Triple H (1969), and Don S. Davis (1942). After her are Jim Thorpe (1887), Donald Davidson (1917), Tina Aumont (1946), Tommy Bolin (1951), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), and August Derleth (1909).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jessye Norman ranks 141Before her are Randy Newman (1943), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Steve Perry (1949), Cissy Houston (1933), Dinah Washington (1924), and Carly Simon (1945). After her are Fergie (1975), Al Martino (1927), Marian Anderson (1897), Miley Cyrus (1992), Billie Eilish (2001), and Jackie Jackson (1951).