Documentary

Jessye Norman sings Carmen

Private recording sessions filmed in Paris

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Jessye Norman — Soprano
Neil Shicoff
Simon Estes
Seiji Ozawa — Conductor
Chœur de Radio France

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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.

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Directed by:
Albert Maysles
Production date: 1989
Duration: 56 min
Production: © CAMI Video, INC. in co-production with ANTENNE 2, BBC, LA SEPT, NO5, PHILIPS CLASSICS, RADIO FRANCE, ZDF
Resolution: SD