Personalities | Marilyn Horne | Contemporary | Classical

b. 1934
American mezzo-soprano

After three years in Europe, Horne sang Marie (Wozzeck) in San Francisco in 1960, repeating the role in her Covent Garden debut in 1964. She often sang with Sutherland, notably as Arsace in Semiramide (Rossini) and Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini). She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1970 as Adalgisa. She sang many Rossini roles, including Malcolm (La donna del lago, ‘The Lady of the Lake’) and Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri). She was also the voice of Carmen in the film Carmen Jones (1954), based on the Bizet opera.

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
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