On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Winter Park Institute was honored to host world famous American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. Titled “My Life: Questions and Answers,” the night included an onstage interview between Horne and Rollins’ Professor of Music Edmund LeRoy. In addition, the audience enjoyed an array of musical recordings from Horne’s career as an acclaimed opera star. Following this segment, Horne replied to questions from the audience.
February 3, 2009 7:00 pm
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Marilyn Horne’s five-decade career in opera, concert and recital has been celebrated throughout the world for the power and artistry of her unique and dazzling mezzo-soprano coloratura, and for her revival of many forgotten Rossini, Handel, Vivaldi and Bellini operas.
“One of the greatest operatic mezzo sopranos in history,” Horne launched the Marilyn Horne Foundation in 1994 to support young singers and the art of the song. She is Vocal Program Director at the Music Academy of the West (MAW) in Santa Barbara. In addition to MAW, Each season she is engaged for master class residencies at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the University of Maryland at College Park.
She continues to appear in concert in “An Evening of Popular American Classics” with Tony award winning conductor and pianist Don Pippin and in “Just Between Friends” with the legendary star of cabaret and Broadway Barbara Cook.