Gene de Paul: Afterthoughts

Written by Naomi Louisa O'Connell


In category: Song of the Day

Published October 17, 2019

This recording of Jessye Norman singing ‘Afterthoughts’ with Michel Legrand at the piano is remarkable. I love it—the tone of her, the risk-taking, the musical chemistry between them both and the journey they take us on. What a gift they left us…

Composer: Gene de Paul; Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh

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Hailed by The New York Times as “radiant,” Irish mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell deftly balances her love of opera with that of art song, musical theater and popular song with repertoire ranging from Schumann, Strauss and Ravel to Bernstein, Gershwin and Randy Newman. An alumna of the NYFOS@Juilliard residency, Naomi returns to NYFOS this week in Lyrics by Shakespeare on Wednesday, October 16 at Merkin Hall. To follow Naomi on Facebook, click here.


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