Marilyn Horne

Biography

Born: January 16, 1934   Country: USA  
Marilyn Horne was one of the most admired singers of her generation, and was a major factor in the bel canto revival of the 1960s. While she was especially associated with the works of Rossini and Handel (she persuaded the Metropolitan Opera to mount Rinaldo for her in 1984, making it the first time the house had ever performed a Handel opera), she was no less adept in Vivaldi and Bellini operas, lieder (especially Mahler), French roles such as Read more Fidès in Meyerbeer's Le Prophete and the title role of Thomas' Mignon; she even took on some Verdi roles, but public reception for those was mixed. Her highly flexible and powerful voice had a certain metallic quality that was especially effective in trouser roles, particularly the martial ones, such as Rinaldo and Tancredi -- earning her the sometime nickname of "General Horne." She possessed an extraordinary range, and in concert even performed Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene.

Horne's father was an amateur singer and her first teacher. Her professional debut was at the age of four -- at a picnic rally for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential re-election, where she sang "Believe me, if all those endearing young charms," and received a can of soda as her salary!. As her vocal potential became clearer still, she began studies with Edna Luce, whom she credits for the extraordinary breathing technique formed the foundation of her bel canto excellence. In 1951, she was awarded a scholarship to the University of Southern California, Long Beach, sang part-time in the noted Roger Wagner Chorale, and also participated in Lotte Lehmann's master classes. In 1954, she made her opera debut as Hata in The Bartered Bride with the Guild Opera Company, and came to national fame by providing the singing voice for Dorothy Dandridge in the film Carmen Jones.

In 1956, she went to Europe to continue her studies and, in 1957, joined the opera company at Gehenkirchen, Germany, as a soprano. There she sang such lyric soprano roles as Mimi in La Bohème, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and Tatiana in Eugene Onegin. She returned to the United States in 1960, and made her San Francisco debut as Marie in Alban Berg's Wozzeck. The next year, she made her New York debut at the American Opera Society, singing a concert performance of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda in a cast featuring another singer making her New York debut, Joan Sutherland. The two of them became the soprano/mezzo pairing for bel canto operas such as Norma, Semiramide, and Anna Bolena. In 1969, she made her La Scala debut as Neocles in Rossini's The Siege of Corinth, and her Met debut as Adalgisa in Norma followed in 1970. In 1982, the Rossini Foundation awarded her its first Golden Plaque, acclaiming her as "the greatest Rossini singer in the world." In 1999, she announced her retirement from classical music. From 1960 to 1976, Horne was married to the African American conductor Henry Lewis (They met while in college; he was in the orchestra for The Bartered Bride, and upon hearing her powerful low register emerge from the chorus, he leaned over to ask a friend "who's that tenor?"). Read less
Meyerbeer: Le Prophete / Horne, Gedda, Lewis, Et Al
Release Date: 05/23/2000   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1245   Number of Discs: 3
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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Gedda, Horne, Pretre
Release Date: 07/03/2001   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1290   Number of Discs: 2
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Recitals - Marilyn Horne - Arias & Scenes
Release Date: 10/30/2001   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 2104   Number of Discs: 2
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Rossini: L'assedio Di Corinto / Schippers, Sills, Horne, Etc
Release Date: 02/27/2001   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1271   Number of Discs: 2
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Grand Tier - Rossini: L'italiana In Algeri / Abbado, Horne
Release Date: 06/13/2006   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 7023   Number of Discs: 2
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Born: January 16, 1934   Country: USA  
Marilyn Horne was one of the most admired singers of her generation, and was a major factor in the bel canto revival of the 1960s. While she was especially associated with the works of Rossini and Handel (she persuaded the Metropolitan Opera to mount Rinaldo for her in 1984, making it the first time the house had ever performed a Handel opera), she was no less adept in Vivaldi and Bellini operas, lieder (especially Mahler), French roles such as Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
La Damnation de Faust: Part I, "Le vieil hiver a fait place au printemps"
La Damnation de Faust: Part I, "Les bergers laissent leurs troupeaux"
La Damnation de Faust: Part I, "Marche hongroise"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Sans regrets j'ai quitté les riantes campagnes"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Christ vient de ressusciter!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Hélas! Doux chants du ciel"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Certain rat, dans une cuisine"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Une puce gentille"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Voici des roses"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Dors, dors, heureux Faust"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Ballet des sylphes"
La Damnation de Faust: Part II, "Marguerite! Qu'ai-je vu!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Merci, doux crépuscule!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Je l'entends!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Autrefois un roi de Thulé"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, Esprits des flammes inconstantes"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Maintenant, chantons"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Devant la maison"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Grand Dieu! Que vois-je!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part III, "Allons, il est trop tard!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "D'amour l'ardente flamme"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "Au son des trompettes"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "Nature immense, impénétrable et fière"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "À la voûte azurée"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "Dans mon c?ur retentit sa voix"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "Has! Irimiru Karabrao!"
La Damnation de Faust: Part IV, "Laus! Laus! Hosanna!"
Silent Night, Holy Night
Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
Bernstein: West Side Story - Prologue
Bernstein: West Side Story - Jet Song
Bernstein: West Side Story - Something's Coming
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Blues
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Promenade
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Mambo
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Cha-Cha
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Meeting Scene
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Dance At The Gym - Jump
Bernstein: West Side Story - Maria
Bernstein: West Side Story - Tonight - Balcony Scene
Bernstein: West Side Story - America
Bernstein: West Side Story - Cool
Bernstein: West Side Story - One Hand, One Heart
Bernstein: West Side Story - Tonight (Ensemble)
Bernstein: West Side Story - The Rumble
Bernstein: West Side Story - I Feel Pretty
Bernstein: West Side Story - Ballet Sequence - Beginning
Bernstein: West Side Story - Ballet Sequence - Transition To Scherzo
Bernstein: West Side Story - Ballet Sequence - Scherzo
Bernstein: West Side Story - Ballet Sequence - Somewhere
Bernstein: West Side Story - Ballet Sequence - Procession And Nightmare
Bernstein: West Side Story - Gee, Officer Krupke
Bernstein: West Side Story - A Boy Like That
Bernstein: West Side Story - I Have A Love
Bernstein: West Side Story - Taunting Scene
Bernstein: West Side Story - Finale
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Overture
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Signor, un sol tuo cenno" (Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Del vincitor superbo" (Cleomene, Chorus, Neocle, Jero)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Tua figlia m'è promessa" (Neocle, Cleomene, Pamira)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Di morte il suon mandò" (Chorus, Pamira, Cleomene, Neocle)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Dal ferro del forte" (Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Duce di tanti eroi" (Maometto, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Trionfammo, signor" (Omar, Maometto, Cleomene, Pamira, Ismene, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act I, "Pamira, mi sei resa" (Maometto, Pamira, Cleomene, Chorus, Ismene)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Cielo! Che diverrò?" (Pamira)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Sgombra il timor" (Maometto, Pamira)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Vinci, Pamira" (Maometto, Ismene, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Divin Profeta" (Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Pamira... Questo altar" (Maometto, Pamira, Neocle, Omar)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act II, "Sian tolti a lui quel ferri" (Maometto, Neocle, Pamira, Omar, Ismene, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Avanziam... questo è il luogo!" (Neocle, Addrasto)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Signor, the tutto puoi" (Pamira, Chorus, Neocle)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Signor, ben credo" (Neocle)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "O mio Cleomene!" (Neocle, Cleomene, Pamira)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Celeste provvidenza" (Pamira, Neocle, Cleomene)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Tuatto percorsi il marzial recinto" (Jero, Cleomene, Pamira, Ismene, Neocle, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Nube di sangue intrisa" (Jero, Ensemble)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, " Questo nome, che suona vittoria" (Jero, Ensemble)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "L'ora fatal s'appressa" (Pamira, Chorus)
L'Assedio Di Corinto: Act III, "Ma qual mai suona funebre accento?" (Pamira, Chorus, Ismene, Maometto)
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 1. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 2. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 3. Scherzo: In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 4. "O Röschen rot! Der Mensch liegt in grösster Not!" (Sehr feierlich aber schlicht) Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: "Urlicht"
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 5a. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend -
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 5b. Maestoso. Sehr zurückhaltend - Wieder zurückhaltend -
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 5c. Sehr langsam und gedehnt -
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 5d. "Aufersteh'n, ja aufersteh'n wirst du" (Langsam. Misterioso) - Text after F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"
Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection" - 5e. "O glaube, mein Herz, o glaube" (Etwas bewegter) Text after F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"
Padmâvatî, Act I: Prélude
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene I: Le Sultan des Mogols a passé la troisième porte
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene II: A, A!... Souverain d'un peuple florissant
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene II: War Dance
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene II: Dance of the Slave Girls
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene II: Ce sont les femmes du palais
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene III: Elle mont au ciel où rêve le printemps
Padmâvatî, Act I, Scene III: Aux armes...Il est trop tard
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "All'erta! all'erta!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Di due figli"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Che più t'arresti?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Tacea la notte" - "Quanto narrasti di turbamento"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Di tale amor"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Tacea la notte!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Deserto sulla terra"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Infida!...Qual voce!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Stride la vampa!...Mesta è la tua canzon!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Soli or siamo"..."Condotta ell'era in ceppi"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Non son tuo figlio?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Perigliarti ancor languente"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Tutto è deserto"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Il balen del suo sorriso...Qual suono! o ciel!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Ah, se l'error t'ingombra...Perchè piangete?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "E deggio e posso crederlo?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Or co' dadi"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Squilli, echeggi la tromba"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "In braccio al mio rival!" - "Che fu?" "Dappresso il campo"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Giorni poveri vivea"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Quale d'armi fragor"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Ah sì ben mio"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "L'onda de'suoni mistici" - "Manrico!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Di quella pira"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Siam giunti: ecco la torre"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "D'amor sull'ali rosee"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Miserere d'un'alma"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Tu vedrai che amore"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Udiste? Come albeggi" - "Abuso forse quel poter"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "A te davanti!" Qual voce!" - "Mira, di aberce la- grime"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Mira di acerbe lagrime"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Vivrà!...contende il giubilo"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Madre, non dormi?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Sì; la stanchezza m'opprime"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Che! Non m'inganno! Quel fioco lume..."
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Parlar non vuoi?"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Ti scosta!"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4 - "Prima che d'altri vivere"
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - Pas des bohèmiens
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - Sevilliana
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - La Bohèmienne
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - Galop
Bellini: Norma - Sinfonia
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Introduzione: Ite sul colle, o Druidi
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Svanir le voci!
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Meco all'altar di Venere
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Me protegge, me difende
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Norma viene
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Sediziose voci, voci di guerra
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Casta Diva
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Fine al rito
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Ah! bello a me ritorna
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Sgombra è la sacra selva, compuito il rito
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Eccola! va, mi lascia, ragion non odo
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Va, crudele, al Dio spietato
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Vanne, e li cela entrambi
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Adalgisa!
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Oh! rimembranza!
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Ah! si, fa core, abbracciami
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Ma di', l'amato quale fra noi si noma?
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Oh non tremare
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Oh! di qual sei tu vittima
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Oh! qual traspare orribile
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Norma! de'tuoi rimproveri
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Perfido!
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Vanne, si: mi lascia, indegno
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Scena - Introduzione
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Dormono entrambi
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Mi chiami, o Norma!
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Deh! con te, con te li prendi
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Mira, o Norma
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Si, fino all'ore estreme
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Non parti?
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Guerrieri! a voi venirne
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Ei tornerà
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Squilla il bronzo del Dio!
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Guerra, guerra!
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Nè compi il rito, o Norma?
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - In mia man alfin tu sei
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Già mi pasco ne'tuoi sguardi
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Dammi quel ferro
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Qual cor tradisti, qual cor perdesti
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Norma! deh! Norma, scolpati
Bellini: Norma / Act 2 - Deh! non volerli vittime
1. Requiem
2a. Dies irae
2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors Stupebit
2d. Liber scriptus
2e. Quid sum miser
2f. Rex tremendae
2g. Recordare
2h. Ingemisco
2i. Confutatis
2j. Lacrymosa
3a. Offertorium: Domine, Jesu Christe
3b. Offertorium: Hostias
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. Lux aeterna
7a. Libera me: Libera me
7b. Libera me: Dies irae
7d. Libera me: Requiem aeternam
7c. Libera me: Libera me
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Serenate il mesto ciglio - Chorus, Elvira, Zulma, Haly
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Delle donne l'arroganza - Mustafa, Zulma, Haly, Elvira, Chorus
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Ritiratevi tutti - Mustafa, Zulma, Elvira, Haly
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Languir per una bella - Lindoro, Mustafa
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Se inclinassi a prender moglie - Lindoro, Mustafa
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Quanta roba! Quanti schiavi!... Cruda sorte! - Chorus, Isabella, Taddeo, Haly
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Ai capricci della sorte - Isabella, Taddeo
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Donna Isabella?... Messer Taddeo... - Taddeo, Isabella
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Ascoltami, italiano - Mustafa, Lindoro, Elvira, Haly
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Vi dico il ver - Zulma, Elvira, Lindoro, Chorus, Haly, Mustafa
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Oh! Che muso, che figura! - Isabella, Mustafa
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Vo' star con mia nipote - Taddeo, Haly, Mustafa, Isabella
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Pria di dividerci da voi, Signore - Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Isabella, Mustafa, Haly, Taddeo,
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Dite: chi e quella femmina? - Isabella, Mustafa, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Taddeo, Haly, Chorus
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Uno stupido, uno stolto - Chorus, Elvira, Zulma, Haly, Mustafa, Isabella, Lindoro
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Oh, come il cor di giubilo - Lindoro
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Ah! Se da solo a sola m'accoglie l'italiana - Mustafa, Taddeo, Chorus, Isabella, Lindoro, Elvira
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Per lui che adoro - Isabella, Mustafa, Taddeo, Lindoro
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Io non resisto piu - Mustafa, Taddeo, Lindoro, Isabella
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Ehi! Caffe... - Isabella, Lindoro, Mustafa, Taddeo, Elvira
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Con tutta la sua boria - Haly, Taddeo, Lindoro, Mustafa
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Pappataci! Che mai sento! - Mustafa, Lindoro, Taddeo
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Tutti i nostri italiani - Taddeo, Lindoro, Chorus
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Amici, in ogni evento m'affido a voi... Pensa alla patria - Isabella, Chorus
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Che bl core ha costei! - Taddeo, Mustafa, Lindoro, Chorus
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Non sei tu che il grado eletto - Isabella, Mustafa, Chorus, Lindoro, Taddeo
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Son l'aure seconde - Chorus, Lindoro, Isabella, Taddeo, Mustafa, Zulma, Haly, Elvira


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