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Jessye Norman

International Opera Star and Humanitarian

 
 
Jessye Norman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Jessye Norman Marker
Inscription. Riverwalk Amphitheater and Plaza named in honor of Jessye Norman, internationally acclaimed opera star, born in Augusta, Georgia, September 15, 1945. Miss Norman began singing at Mounty Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. She attended C.T. Walker Elementary School and A.R. Johnson Junior High School. After graduating from Lucy C. Laney High School, Miss Norman pursued vocal training, earning her Bachelor's Degree from Howard University and her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. Her considerable talents were further developed at several European opera houses and concert halls until she achieved world prominence making her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1983. Miss Norman has long occupied a unique and preeminent place in the realm of opera, celebrated universally and in her own "hometown".

Miss Norman, also known as a benefactor of numerous causes and organizations both artistic and humanitarian, will always be cherished as a true daughter of Augusta, Georgia.
 
Erected by City of Augusta.
 
Location. 33° 28.728′ N, 81° 57.962′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on River Walk near 9th Street, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jessye Norman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Jessye Norman Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Soto In Georgia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (about 700 feet away); Founding of Augusta (about 700 feet away); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (about 700 feet away); William Bartram Trail (about 800 feet away); A Memorial To Eli Whitney (about 800 feet away); Colonial Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mayham Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding Jessye Norman. Miss Norman became the youngest recipient of the United States Kennedy Center Honor in 1997.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Jessye Norman. She made her U.S. debut at the Hollywood Bowl as Aida. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkNotable Persons
 
Jessye Norman internationally acclaimed opera star, image. Click for full size.
3. Jessye Norman internationally acclaimed opera star,
Jessye Norman Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Jessye Norman Amphitheater
 
 
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