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Opera singers (left to right) Elīna Garanča, Helen Donath and Tamar Iveri perform in Mozart's opera Così fan tutte at the Salzburg Opera Festival. Andreas Schaad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Día de los Muertos altar in the Alt.Latino World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Día De Los Muertos

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Jessye Norman performs in 1991 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Frans Schellekens/Redferns hide caption

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Majestic American Soprano Jessye Norman Dies At 74

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Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman. Ray Tamarra/WireImage hide caption

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman. Ray Tamarra/WireImage hide caption

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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Jessye Norman performs late on June 6, 2008 during the 14th Sacred World Music Festival. Abdelhak Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Marvelous Living' Of Soprano Jessye Norman

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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation. Carol Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Richard Wagner was a larger than life figure, and his innovations as a composer changed Western music forever. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Self-Help Guide To Wagner

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A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150)

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Soprano Jessye Norman's new CD, Roots: My Life, My Song was recorded in front of a live audience in Berlin. It features her take on jazz and gospel standards. hide caption

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Jessye Norman: Back To Her 'Roots'

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'Ask Your Mama': A Music And Poetry Premiere

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