Metropolitan Opera Honors Legendary Soprano Jessye Norman With Heart-Warming Tribute

On November 24, 2019, audiences gathered at the Metropolitan Opera to pay tribute to the life and career of Jessye Norman. The event comprised of musical performances, video highlights of Jessye’s performances, and statements from her family, friends, and colleagues. First among these highlights were two clips of Norman singing “Amazing Grace,” from her performances at the 1997 Presidential Inauguration {…}

Interview: Pianist Mark Markham On Collaborating With Great Singers & Music’s Power

Before his most recent recital performance titled “My Songs Without Words,” world-renowned pianist and vocal collaborator Mark Markham visited with OperaWire about his current season and what has resonated most with him while pursuing a performance career as a visionary pianist and improvisational master. Most notably, his collaborations with leading singers such as the legendary dramatic soprano Jessye Norman, soprano {…}