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Horne, Marilyn

Works: 1,803 works in 4,562 publications in 7 languages and 50,143 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musicals  Oratorios  Biographies  Autobiographies  Arrangements (Music)  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, mzs, s=s, Other, Commentator, Interviewee, Actor, Musician, Host, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marilyn Horne
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma may be the most challenging soprano role in all of Italian opera. Only the very greatest have the technical mastery and vocal acumen to convey all the facets of this virtuosic part. With this legendary cast, everything comes together in this bel canto masterpiece. Joan Sutherland's ravishingly beautiful voice can do anything Bellini's spectacular vocal line requires. As Norma's friend Adalgisa, Marilyn Horne proves that mezzos can sing as gloriously as sopranos. Together they sent audiences into a frenzy. Add poetic Carlo Bergonzi as the man they both love and rich-voiced Cesare Siepi as Norma's father, and you have one of the all time great broadcasts
The King and I by Richard Rodgers( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King and I is the 1992 studio cast recording of the 1956 The King and I film. Ben Kingsley and Julie Andrews star in the mult-award winning musical, The King and I, recorded sumptuously by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under John Mauceri. The recording also stars Peabo Bryson and Marilyn Horne
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

96 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Marilyn Horne by Marilyn Horne( )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from Lincoln Center by Joan Sutherland( )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prophète by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyerbeer's grand operas once ruled the operatic world, but they're rarities today. With this performance the Met pulled out all the stops to show modern audiences what all the fuss was about. James McCracken is Jean of Lyden, a simple innkeeper who is proclaimed the Prophet and who leads a religious uprising in medieval Holland. During the turmoil he denounces his mother, Fidès (Marilyn Horne at her spectacular best), and his fiancé, Berthe (a passionate Renata Scotto), turns on him. The opera ends catastrophically but is filled with colorful music
Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side story by Leonard Bernstein( )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Premiere of West Side Story, Deutsche Grammophon Has Prepared this Deluxe Limited Edition of Its Memorable 1984 Recording of the Musical under the Baton of Bernstein Himself, with Kiri Te Kanawa and Jose Carreras in the Leading Roles, Together with the Dvd (Pal) of "the Making of West Side Story". The Latter Uniquely Documents the Production?s Genesis, Ups-and-downs, Triumphs and Tribulations. This is the First Time Both These Discs have Been Released as a Set
Semele by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama' in three parts by George Frideric Handel. The story comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns Semele, mother of Bacchus. Handel also referred to the work as 'The Story of Semele'. The work is classified as a 'musical drama', but it does fuse elements of opera, oratorio and classical drama, which anticipates the grand operas of the nineteenth century...Neither is it opera due to the large number of choruses..."--
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a cast like this you can't help falling in love all over again with The barber of Seville. The marvelous Hermann Prey is Figaro, a guy you wouldn't buy a used car from, but he's great to have on your side considering he can charm anyone out of anything. The sensational Marilyn Horne (Rosina) and Enrico Di Giuseppe (a love-struck Count Almaviva) immediately enlist him in their quest to foil Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo) so they can marry. With James Levine conducting, it's all just sensational
West Side story ; On the waterfront : [symphonic suite from the film] by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

14 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First work: A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs-- the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. 2nd work: "An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses"--IMDb
This is my country by Mormon Tabernacle Choir( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

74 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen is enticing, irresistible, and devastatingly fatal. Men can't resist her, but she refuses to be tied down. In Bizet's ever-popular opera, this leads to broken hearts, jealousy--and death. The composer expresses every nuance of the riveting title character in her music, and seldom has it been as superbly sung as the great Marilyn Horne does here. She is earthy, erotic, dangerous, and unforgettable. James McCracken is an explosive Don José, the poor soldier who gives up everything for Carmen, only to lose her in the end and seal his own fate
West Side story by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Grammophon's recording of West Side Story, made in New York in September 1984, represents Bernstein's final vision for his great American musical. This wasn't a typical 'cast recording:' everybody was recruited especially for the job and moulded, literally overnight, into a musical team. It was, to say the least, a highly unlikely cast for what was basically a Broadway show, but as this was not a staged production, the rather unorthodox step of casting world-class opera singers was taken to bring out the musical strengths of Bernstein's inspiration: "I suppose the only foreseeable problem was that they might sound too old - but they don't, they just sound marvellous!" Bernstein was to recount. For Bernstein, who had never conducted the work before, it was an opportunity to explore the work as he had envisioned it, unrestricted by the medium of the LP or the size of the orchestra pit or the dramatic staging of the work: For the recording, the potpourri overture which was originally used in the theatre and which Bernstein himself did not write was discarded, the string section was enlarged, and the woodwind section expanded, and Bernstein allowed himself to take the tempos "as I really dreamed it." The result is one of Bernstein's best and legendary recordings, beloved by millions around the world
Mignon by Ambroise Thomas( )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this performance, the sensational Risë Stevens sings one of her signature roles, the shy but loving Mignon. It's a true operatic rarity, not heard at the Met since Stevens last did it in 1949, and it overflows with astonishing musical variety. The opera has at least two roles dear to the hearts of great singing actors: Mignon, and old Lothario, who turns out to be her father - here the superb Ezio Pinza in a stellar performance. Mimi Benzell is the flirtatious Philine, and James Melton is Wilhelm Meister, Mignon's true love
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

42 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of bel canto by Joan Sutherland( )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record one, side one: Furia du donna (Piccinni), Care selve (Handel), Superbo di me stesso (Horne), with plaintive note (Handel), Iris hence away (Handel), Mio caro ben (Bononcini), O too lovely (Arne); Record one, side two: Light as thistledown (Shield), When William at eve (Shield), Voi che fausti (Mozart), O zittre nicht (Mozart), Ich baue ganz (Mozart), Ma fanchette est charmante (Boieldieu). Record two, side one: Serbami ognor (Rossini), Ferme tes yeux (Conrad), Und ob die wolke (Weber), Angiol di pace (Bellini), Tornami a dir (Donizetti), Il segreto (Donizetti); record two, side two: Santo di patria ... allor chi i forti corrono (Verdi), Un ritratto?--veggiam (Bellini), Ecco ridente (Rossini), Bolero (Arditi). Joan Sutherland, soprano Marilyn Horne, contralto Richard Conrad, tenor Richard Bonynge, conductor
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universally acknowledged as one of the masters of operatic comedy, Gioachino Rossini created some of the repertoire's most beloved farces: deftly combining stunning vocal displays, flowing melody, and hilarious hijinks. There are few better examples of the composer's genius than the 1813 L'Italiana in Algeri, about a group of shipwrecked Italians stranded in an Algerian harem. In this classic radio broadcast, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, one of her generation's most celebrated interpreters of Rossini's music, stars as Isabella, the titular Italian girl. Maestro Nicola Rescigno leads an all-star cast--which also includes soprano Kathleen Battle as Elvira, tenor Rockwell Blake as Lindoro, and bass Ara Berberian as Mustafà--in a delightfully spirited performance
Tancredi by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tancredi: Melodramma eroico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
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Horn, Merilin

Horn Merilina

Horne, Jackie, 1934-

Horne, Marilyn, 1934-

Horne, Marilyn Bernice

Horne, Marilyn Bernice 1934-

Horne, Marilynn

Horne, Marilynn, 1934-

Horne, Marylin 1934-

Marilyn Horne American mezzo-soprano opera singer

Marilyn Horne Amerikaans zangeres

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Marilyn Horne amerikansk sanger

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Marilyn Horne mezzosoprano estadounidense

Marilyn Horne mezzosoprano statunitense

Marilyn Horne US-amerikanische Opern- und Konzertsängerin

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