The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and can function tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.
The funeral will likely be on the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A personal interment will observe. There are two public viewings — on Thursday and Friday.
Some of the performers and audio system will embody musician Wycliffe Gordon, creator Michael Eric Dyson, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. and the Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr.
Elder Raymond Sturkey will ship the eulogy.
Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74. She was a trailblazing performer, and one of many uncommon black singers to attain worldwide stardom within the opera world.