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.

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Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Marilyn Horne

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Marilyn Horne's roles at Lyric

Main Photo: Marilyn Horne in Tancredi, 1988/89 season. Photo by Tony Romano.
Audio Photo: Marilyn Horne in Orlando, 1986. Photo by Tony Romano.