The University of Michigan-Dearborn's African American Studies department recently sponsored the showing of the documentary on the great Jessye Norman. Norman is an alumni of UMich, where she had procured a Masters in Music. Although Norman wasn’t in attendance, her brother was there for a Q&A afterwards.
The documentary confessed Norman’s pedestrian pleasures, where she stated: "I love walks on the beach. I love to hear children in the garden playing. I love oceans, mountains, racing horses and Mr. Bean movies." We also love all of the above minus one aberration. Guess which one. No it's not horses.
Norman was recently in Michigan this past Sunday -- a force to be reckoned with @ 62 years old -- at the Detroit Opera House this past October 21, 2007 for an early evening recital.
//o hay & while we're on the subject of great sopranos, today is Miss Cheryl Studer's b'day. YOURE WELCOME!