Marilyn Horne

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Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts (1992) and the Kennedy Center Honors (1995). She has won four Grammy Awards.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Requiem Verdi; Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti 2
1987 Symphony no. 2 Mahler; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Seiji Ozawa, Kiri Te Kanawa, Marilyn Horne 1
1987 Il trittico: Il tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi (1976/77 studio casts) Puccini; Cotrubaş, Scotto, Horne, Gobbi, Domingo, Wixell, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1988 Requiem in D minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, István Kertész, Elly Ameling, Marilyn Horne, Ugo Benelli, Tugomir Franc 2
1989 Alto Rhapsody / Gesang der Parzen / Nänie / Schicksalslied Brahms; Marilyn Horne, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw 1
1989 Lucrezia Borgia Gaetano Donizetti; Joan Sutherland, Giacomo Aragall, Marilyn Horne, Ingvar Wixell, Richard Bonynge 1
1991 Carmen (1972 studio cast) Bizet; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Manhattan Opera Chorus, Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne, James McCracken, Adriana Maliponte, Tom Krause 2
1991 Symphony no. 9 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Sutherland, Horne, King, Talvela 1
1994 Viola Sonatas / Songs, op. 91 Johannes Brahms; Pinchas Zukerman, Marilyn Horne 1
1995 Recital Gaetano Donizetti, Charles-François Gounod, Jacques Offenbach; Marilyn Horne, Lawrence Foster, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo 1
1997 Anna Bolena (1968 studio cast) Gaetano Donizetti; Elena Souliotis, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Opernorchester, Silvio Varviso 1
1998 Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi, Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne 1
2002 Norma Vincenzo Bellini; Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander, Richard Cross, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
2005 The Rosette Collection: Heroes and Heroines Gioachino Rossini; Marilyn Horne 1
All Through the Night Marilyn Horne 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 75: Chabrier: España / Falla: El sombrero de tres picos / La vida breve / El amor brujo Chabrier, Falla; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne 1
1996 Fanfare For the Common Man / Appalachian Spring / El salón México / Dance Symphony / Rodeo Dances / Lincoln Portrait / Old American Songs / Music for Movies Copland; Mehta, Doráti, Horne, Marriner 2
2002 The Symphonies / Kindertotenlieder Mahler; Jessye Norman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Marilyn Horne, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1

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