Full-length role portrait postcard photograph as Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeri. Signed in full in red felt-tipped pen. Marilyn b. 1934 HORNE.

Full-length role portrait postcard photograph as Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeri. Signed in full in red felt-tipped pen

[1980]. With printed caption to foot: "Marilyn Horne als Isabella – L'Italiana in Algeri – Hamburgische Staatsoper." From the studio of Harri Immler, Berlin. 147 x 104 mm.

Small tear to upper edge.

"American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne... studied at the University of Southern California, taking part in Lotte Lehmann’s masterclasses. She sang the dubbed voice of Dorothy Dandridge in the film Carmen Jones in 1954... In 1960 she first appeared at San Francisco, as Marie in Wozzeck (the role of her Covent Garden début in 1964). An association with Sutherland, which began in New York in 1961 with a concert performance of Beatrice di Tenda in which she sang Agnese, brought many notable performances – as Arsace to Sutherland’s Semiramide (1965, Boston), and as Adalgisa to her Norma (1967, Covent Garden; her Metropolitan début, 1970). She sang Néocles in Le siège de Corinthe at La Scala (1969), Carmen at the Metropolitan (1972), and Handel’s Rinaldo in Houston (1975)... Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb... She announced her retirement from performing in 1998." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

Marilyn Horne's Hamburg appearance in the present role dates to 1980. Item #23952

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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