Jessye Norman sings Carmen
Private recording sessions filmed in Paris

Jessye Norman filmed in Paris during private recording sessions of Georges Bizet's Carmen.

Jessye Norman's strong personality and extraordinary gift to arouse unforgettable musical emotions brought her international praises as the undisputable heir of the great divas tradition. Stylish, charismatic, bewitching and refined, Jessye Norman has left her mark on the audience's mind wherever she performed.

In 1989, Jessye Norman accepted to be filmed in Paris during private recording sessions of Georges Bizet's Carmen. This extraordinary archive documentary lets you appreciate the American soprano's outstanding artistic sensitivity.

Jessye Norman soprano
Neil Shicoff
Simon Estes


Seiji Ozawa conductor
Orchestre national de France
Chœur de Radio France

Movie director : Albert Maysles
Music genre : Voice

Duration : 56 min
Production date : 1989
Production : © CAMI Video, INC. in co-production with ANTENNE 2, BBC, LA SEPT, NO5, PHILIPS CLASSICS, RADIO FRANCE, ZDF
Available version(s) : EN