Last weekend in Southampton, 1980s opera mecha diva Jessye-With-a-Y Norman made an appearance at an intimate outdoor benefit concert. American stage director Robert Wilson hosted the inaugural event at his Watermill Center, a conference hub founded in 1992 for studies in the arts and humanities. The first annual Watermill Benefit Concert (being called "The Last Song of Summer") was held to raise money for the center's artist residencies and educational programs.
The crowds paid $125 to $500 to hear the fabulous Miss Norman (as well as the Wainwright clan, including la Rufus), while Jessye belted her renditions of Gershwin's "Summertime", Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" & "In My Solitude".
La Norman was rocking some yummy challah on the top of her head, peeking out of a golden schmatte. She's teasing us, but no one would dare tell her because she'd be all like, "Not to be rude, I'm just hating on your rules". Gheorghiu wishes she could be that fierce. Images below were taken from here, here and here. Still busted and lusted!
~*~*~(Above: Jessye with
"some dude". "Some dude" is the gorgeous, talented, witty slab o' man, Mark Markham, Miss Norman's pianista.)
~^~^~(Above: Robert Wilson, Rufus Wainwright & Jessye Norman)