Jessye Norman is writing her autobiography which will be about not only her professional life but also about her family and upbringing in Giorgia. The book, “Stand Up and Sing!” is scheduled for release by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in late 2013.
I am absolutely thrilled to be able to tell my own story, to celebrate my family's rich, diverse heritage, and to pay tribute to all those that have imbued my life with their resonance. I am grateful beyond measure for everyone who has ever said ‘let's get Jessye to sing'.”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.