Who did Bernstein call when Jessye Norman cancelled West Side Story?News
Jay Nordlinger has a new interview with the everlasting Marilyn Horne:
Bernstein recorded his musical in 1984, with classical singers — and it’s Horne who sings “Somewhere” on this album. Jessye Norman was scheduled to sing it, but she had to withdraw, and Bernstein asked Horne to come in and do it. She was preparing to fly off to Berlin, but she said yes. She did it, in two takes, and flew off. It was New Year’s Eve.
Read on here.