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The Resource Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman

Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman

Label
Stand up straight and sing!
Title
Stand up straight and sing!
Statement of responsibility
Jessye Norman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jessye Norman is not only one of the world's most admired and beloved opera stars--she is an American icon whose life story is as inspiring as the fictional plot triumphs she sang onstage. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, a descendant of many generations of hardworking slave and free ancestors, she grew up amid the challenges of Jim Crow racism, with the civil rights movement just beginning to awaken. Nurtured by a close family and tight-knit community centered on the local church, Jessye sang songs and spirituals constantly, never dreaming that it might lead to a career. Only when she watched a documentary about the legendary Marian Anderson did she first realize that singing could be a profession. Decades later, after a meteoric rise at the Berlin Opera, a long-delayed debut at the Metropolitan Opera, and forays into spirituals, blues, jazz, and other roots music, she has become one of America's cultural treasures. This is an inspiring woman's account of an astonishing life.--From publisher description
Summary
The Grammy Award-winning opera star describes her childhood in the segregated South, the community values and role models that shaped her ambitions, her meteoric rise at the Berlin Opera and the accomplishments that have established her as one of America's most decorated singing artists
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304637
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Jessye
Dewey number
  • 782.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.N736
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Norman, Jessye
  • Sopranos (Singers)
Target audience
adult
Label
Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013046581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544003408
Lccn
2013046581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013046581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544003408
Lccn
2013046581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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