Jessye Norman
(c) James E. Alexander

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 80th Annual Luncheon presents ‘Brava, Jessye!’ to salute the great soprano Jessye Norman. The Luncheon will bring together artists and other celebrities to honor the soprano and her long career, including Kurt Masur, Deborah Voigt, James Morris, Marco Armiliato, Martina Arroyo, Olga Borodina, Hanna Schwarz and Paata Burchuladze. Tickets for the luncheon are available from $275 to $8000. ‘Brava, Jessye!’ will be highlighted by a spoken tribute from Toni Morrison, the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. There will be musical tributes by Latonia Moore and Dolora Zajick. Jessye Norman has more or less stopped singing, she devotes herself to teaching and to her ‘Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ in Augusta (Georgia)

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