Vive la France!

The French are celebrating Bastille Day today July 14th  One of the most memorable performances occurred on the 200th anniversary of Bastille Day with a dramatic performance by Jessye Norman at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, “La Marseillaise”complete with a fireworks finale, July 14, 1989,
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This pure dramatic finale is seen with the costume designed with France’s national flag in mine for Ms. Norman to everyone wearing either a tuxedo, their nationality finery or French military uniforms; closing of course; with fireworks in the video below Remembrance of Bastille Day with Jessye Norman. 
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Perhaps like no other anthem in the world, La Marseillaise does not speak of a country, but an idea, the right that all men have to be free.

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La marsellesa, interpretada en París en 1989, en el doscientos aniversario de la revolución francesa
Jessye Norman,Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, July 14, 1989, “La Marseillaise”
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The leading introduction to this 1989 60 Minutes interview is that “France wanted a passionate close for it’s national anthem on it’s 200th anniversary of Bastille Day so they chose America soprano, Jessye Norman” whose voice registers from contralto to high dramatic soprano.
Morley Safter interviews Ms Norman below in this insightful 2 part video.
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