Jessye Norman's Big Idea

 

Art comes from that part of us that is without fear, prejudice, and malice.

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Jessye Norman's Big Idea

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From the Aspen Ideas Festival 2007 Opening. Opera superstar Jessye Norman speaks (and sings) about the necessity of arts in our lives, and the importance of fantasy.

Jessye Norman 2007 AIF
Opera superstar Jessye Norman speaks with Anna Deavere Smith

While in Aspen, she sat down in a very small room with very poor sound, and she spoke about her art and her life with Anna Deavere Smith. She did not sing a note, but the artistry evident in her passion and outlook left us all as moved as if we’d witnessed her on stage at the Met.

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