AADL Productions Podcast: Richard LeSueur on Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman at Hill AuditoriumJessye Norman at Hill Auditorium

Today is the 65th birthday of one of the world's top sopranos, Jessye Norman. Before Ms. Norman conquered Europe with her powerful voice and acting of unrivaled intensity, she was a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Music. It was there that she met Richard LeSueur, one of the world's top opera aficionados. Richard, a musicologist and opera consultant, stopped by to talk with us about Jessye's career and their friendship, which has spanned over half a century. Richard shared some of the things that have enriched his life knowing Jessye, gave us his opinion of her newest album, Roots: My Life, My Song, and tried to put his finger on what has made her into Jessye Norman.

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