Jessye Norman and Susan Platts
Rolex Mentor and Protégée in Music, 2004 - 2005
Extraordinary soprano Jessye Norman believes that having a good voice is not enough. Every singer must “work” to ensure she communicates the words – in whatever language she is singing – to the audience. Her protégée Susan Platts fully agrees. It’s about “giving your heart and soul” to the meaning of the text.