Three celebrated African-American sopranos join Dr. Angelou for a spirited discussion on classical music and careers in opera.
Jessye Norman, a dramatic soprano, captured audiences in opera houses around the world at age 23. For nearly four decades she has been considered one of the best-known vocalists in classical music. Kathleen Battle, a lyric soprano born and raised in Ohio, has also enjoyed a successful and famed career, performing with the best opera companies and orchestras since the 1970s. And one of opera's newest divas, Angela Brown, a Verdi soprano, debuted at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 2004 to rave reviews. She is now firmly planted in the world of opera as a star musician.
The three women share their stories of success and love of the arts as Dr. Angelou shares some of her favorite performances from each of the three divas.
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013