Dido’s Lament – Jessye Norman

I found out this morning that the wonderful Jessye Norman passed away yesterday at the age of 74. It’s impossible to post an adequate tribute in words to such a stellar artist so I’ll just post a clip of her, not in one of the big operatic number by Wagner or Strauss with which she was probably most strongly associated, but in a piece from a different era altogether:  Dido’s Lament by Henry Purcell. It seems to be an apt choice at this sad time.

R.I.P. Jessye Norman (1945-2019).


One Response to “Dido’s Lament – Jessye Norman”

  1. Nigel Foot Says:

    Dear Telescoper – I fully endorse your comments about Jessye Norman. She was a sublime singer, it is a lasting regret that I never saw her perform live. Her recording of the Strauss’s Four Last Songs is a favourite of mine. Thinking of “Im Abendrot” as how I will always remember her.

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