Jessye Norman Memorial Celebration
Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 3PM
Metropolitan Opera House
The Met celebrates the life and career of legendary soprano Jessye Norman, who died in September. Open to the public and invited guests, the event features performances by leading artists, remarks by artistic and civic leaders and Ms. Norman’s siblings, and video highlights of her career. Admission is free, and seats can be reserved starting at 10AM Saturday, November 9, by calling 212-362-6000 or visiting the Met box office.
Among the performers are Met artists J’Nai Bridges, Lise Davidsen, Leah Hawkins, Latonia Moore, and Eric Owens; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; members of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and the Met’s Porgy and Bess chorus; pianist Mark Markham; and composer/pianist Damien Sneed. Speakers include James Howard Norman, Elaine Norman Sturkey, Anna Deavere Smith, Gloria Steinem, Clive Gillinson, Darren Walker, Peter Gelb, and the French former Minister of Culture Jack Lang.
This event is supported by the Ford Foundation.