Marilyn Horne

Legends of Lyric Mezzo-soprano

Marilyn Horne
Legends of Lyric

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Marilyn Horne

Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (1934), one of the most beloved artists America has ever produced, memorably demonstrated her vocal prowess at Lyric. Having debuted in the company’s first world premiere, The Harvest, she went on to star in operas by Rossini, Handel, and Verdi, all closely associated with her. Triumphant in every major opera house and concert hall, she displayed a total command of her phenomenal instrument, matchless musicianship, and incomparable stylistic flair that combined to make her a true legend of singing.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Marilyn Horne:




Marilyn Horne's Roles at Lyric



1961


Lora 
The Harvest
Vittorio Giannini
Nov. 25, 27, 29; Dec. 1


1969



Rosina 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 28; Dec. 5, 8, 10, 13


1970



Isabella 
L'italiana in Algeri
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 13, 16, 25, 29; Dec. 1 (student matinee), 5


1971



Arsace 
Semiramide
Gioachino Rossini
Sept. 24, 27, 29; Oct. 2, 8, 11

Rosina 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 26; Dec. 2 (student matinee), 4, 8, 11, 13, 17


1984



Rinaldo 
Rinaldo (in Concert)
George Frideric Handel
May 2

Soloist 
Marilyn Horne in Concert
May 9

Soloist 
Marilyn Horne in Recital
May 30


1986



Orlando 
Orlando
George Frideric Handel
Oct. 24, 28, 31; Nov. 3, 8, 12, 15


1988



Mistress Quickly 
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 29; Nov. 1, 4, 7, 11, 16, 19, 26


1989



Tancredi 
Tancredi
Gioachino Rossini
Jan. 14, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 28; Feb. 3


1992



Soloist
Marilyn Horne in Recital (Concert)
Feb. 1
Marilyn Horne.TANCREDI.Lyric, 1987-88 season.photog Tony Romano
Marilyn Horne in Tancredi at Lyric, 1987-88 season. Photo by Tony Romano

 

 

 


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