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The time Jean Stilwell met Jessye Norman backstage and had dinner with her

The time Jean Stilwell met Jessye Norman backstage and had dinner with her featured image

October 1, 2019

The opera world lost a very bright light yesterday upon the passing of famed soprano Jessye Norman.

Jean Stillwell, co-host of “Classical Mornings” with Mike Duncan, remembers Jessye Norman in this story she told Mike about her time with Ms. Norman. Jean was a student, attending Jessye Norman’s Massey Hall concert with a friend who knew Ms. Norman. They received excellent complimentary tickets, courtesy of the artist. Jean and her friend went backstage and they wound up having dinner together with Ms. Norman!  It’s a great story.

Have a listen right here:

Jessye Norman last visited Toronto in February of this year to accept the Glenn Gould Prize. It was wonderful to have such a recent memory of this great artist.

 

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