Jessye Norman is an American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer and recitalist. A dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the Wagnerian repertoire. A performer with many awards and decorations for her work, she is also a Kennedy Center Honoree as has received the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama. She is well versed in five languages and boasts an amazingly wide repertoire, ranging from Baroque operas to contemporary ones, from lieder to Jazz music. She loves all kinds of music and never indulges herself in one particular style. Her extremely broad range of voice has enabled her to perform perfectly not only works for the soprano, but also those for a lower voice. If you are familiar with her classical pieces, come and refresh your knowledge of her because she has struck up a new image.