"Jessye Mae Norman" is an (African American/African)-United States/American Grammy award-winning opera singer and recitalist. A dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the Richard Wagner/Wagnerian repertoire, and with the roles of Sieglinde, Ariadne, Alceste (Gluck)/Alceste, and Fidelio/Leonore. Norman has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is a Spingarn Medalist. Apart from receiving several honorary doctorates and other awards, she has also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and is a member of the British Royal Academy of Music.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Jessye Norman on Wikipedia.