Norman, Jessye. (1945–2019)
Striking Christian Steiner portrait photograph of the powerful American opera singer, who has signed in black ink. In very fine condition. 6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.).
"Norman was a trailblazing performer, and one of the rare black singers to attain worldwide stardom in the opera world, performing at such revered houses like La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera, and singing title roles in works like Carmen, Aida and more. She sang the works of Wagner, but was not limited to opera or classical music, performing songs by Duke Ellington and others as well." (Mesfin Fekadu, AP News, September 30, 2019.)