Jessye norman 042413
4.3 / 5 Rated by 27 members
Review from Anonymous
Red Velvet 336 events 160 reviews

Having missed Ms. Norman in her salad days I was interested in seeing her sing from the American songbook. I admit at first it seemed I might want to leave at the intermission as it seemed that time had taken its toll and conveying the necessary...continued

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Review from Nanette
Red Velvet 58 events 19 reviews

The acoustics were less than desirable ( I am NOT hard of hearing), a consistent experience at Davies Symphony Hall events. The venue planners seem to think that performers don't need a microphone--well, they do, including the magnificent Ms....continued

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Review from Joanne D.
Red Velvet 41 events 18 reviews

Fabulous! Jessye Norman is a phenomenon: Not only is she perhaps the best mezzo soprano of the 20th century, she's generous philanthropist and a wonderful person.

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Review from Charles Cordes
Red Velvet 13 events 3 reviews

This was a fantastic concert. We purchased the tickets just a few days in advance and they were good in the orchestra. Thank you Goldstar

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Review from mthrift327@aol.com
187 events 52 reviews

It was fun to see her. She has a lovely voice, and had so many fans there, that just loved her. But, she started really slow...... her first song was really a disappointment, and gradually her voice warmed up, and she did much better as the...continued

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Review from CZ Baker
54 events 18 reviews

First time seeing Ms. Norman in person...she was incredible!

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Review from Stephen Blumenthal
18 events 12 reviews

Ms. Norman's performance was sublime.

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Review from John Hopper
20 events 11 reviews

Jessye Norman is such a wonderful lady and such a talented professional. I was extremely disappointed with the acoustics in the Davies Hall for her performance. I could not hear much of the lyrics on the first set and until she picked up the...continued

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Review from Cecilia Xi Yu
13 events 7 reviews

A stunning performance. Even without a mic, you could hear the emotional nuance Ms. Norman's voice from the balcony, albeit faintly.

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Review from Gerhard
18 events 6 reviews

Ticket was handled in a nice ,speedy way. NO complaints!!

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Review from Susan
11 events 4 reviews

1. It was difficult to hear her during first half of the program but she made adjustments after intermission by using the hand held mic.
2. Seats were great.

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Review from Goldstar Member
10 events 3 reviews

from beginning to end ... 100% enjoyable. Ms. Norman is simply magic as she takes command of the recital from the moment she walked on stage to the very last note of Amazing Grace sing-a-long !

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Review from Goldstar Member
10 events 2 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Jessye Norman's American Songbook. Her performance was remarkable! Davies Symphony Hall is simply the best place to here smooth opera.

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Review from Judy Cox
4 events 1 review

Easy to get tickets and concert was great! An interesting combination of American song book and other strong musical compositions by well known African American singers.

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Review from Conan DeGolier
2 events 1 review

I am hard of hearing so I phoned ahead to be sure assisted listening devices were available. As I entered the bldg. one was issued to me. My seat was up two levels and at the far opposite end of the hall. Since I am mobility impaired this was a...continued

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