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Norman: Stand Up Straight and Sing! (Hardback)

Norman: Stand Up Straight and Sing! (Hardback)

Jessye Norman autobiography. This is the story of the woman behind the voice, and is an absolute must-read for any fans of opera!

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Grammy Award-winning Jessye Norman is a once-in-a-generation star, a singer whose astonishing talent, technical expertise and incomparable stage presence have made her one of the world’s foremost classical performers of modern times. The possessor of a gloriously rich and powerful voice with a uniquely wide vocal range, Jessye Norman has sought to redefine the role of a soprano and is renowned as an unparalleled modern interpreter of the operatic repertory, from Wagner to Strauss. Her genius has been appreciated the world over, earning her plaudits including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Royal Academy of Music.


Stand Up Straight and Sing! tells the extraordinary story of Jessye’s journey from small-town America to the opera houses of London, Paris, Berlin and New York, in a career defined by astonishing longevity and relentless dedication. This is the story of the woman behind the voice, and is an absolute must-read for any fans of opera, as well as those wishing to gain an insight into the strength and determination that lie at the heart of this remarkable success story.



Published: 2014
Produced by Bite Back Publishing
Binding: Royal Hardback
Pages: 336


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