The soprano Jessye Norman was born on 15.09.1945 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jessye Norman is well known mainly as an opera singer and she is one of the most important voices of the 20th century. Since the 90s the winner of four Grammy awards has been dedicating herself more and more to jazz. The New York Times called her simply »the amazing voice« and the Süddeutsche Zeitung described her as the »mega donna of song«.
The aria recorded in the Crystal Dome comes from the Baroque opera »Dido and Aeneas« by Henry Purcell with the title »Thy hand Belinda - when I am laid in earth«.