Jessye Norman gets a room

Jessye Norman gets a room


norman lebrecht

April 14, 2021

The Wigmore Hall is to rename its green room.

‘Dich, teure Halle, gruss’ ich!’ Jessye Norman quoted Wagner’s most famous aria Tannhäuser on her signed picture to Wigmore Hall: ‘You, dear hall, do I greet!’
In June, during our 120th Anniversary Celebrations, Wigmore Hall’s green room will be renamed the ‘Jessye Norman Green Room’ in memory of the legendary soprano who opened more Wigmore Hall seasons than any other artist in the history of the Hall.

Jessye Norman died last October, aged 74


  • Una says:

    This is so lovely and also a name that trips off the tongue easily.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    A gorgeous voice. Jessye Norman deserves the honor.

  • Maurice says:

    Jessye Norman actually died on 30 September 2019, not “last October”.

  • Ernest says:

    It is always a thill to meet Jessye in the Green Room after her concerts in the 80s and 90s. I will always treasure those memories and still keep the programme books and song sheets she autographed. Brava Jessye and looking forward to the reopening of Wigmore Hall.

  • Brian says:

    Meanwhile, her family still hasn’t gotten around to putting a marker on her grave.