Broadside for a performance of Rossini's Tancredi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, May 1989, with Horne as Tancredi, conducted by Henry Lewis, directed by Pier-Luigi Pizzi. Signed by Horne. Marilyn b. 1934 HORNE.

Broadside for a performance of Rossini's Tancredi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, May 1989, with Horne as Tancredi, conducted by Henry Lewis, directed by Pier-Luigi Pizzi. Signed by Horne.

400 x 290 mm.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly creased.

Rossini's Tancredi was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on February 6, 1813. Marilyn Horne has sung the title role throughout her career, always to great acclaim. Horne was married to the Afro-American conductor Henry Lewis from 1960 to 1979 (separated in 1974).

''Rossini asks everything of a singer that can be done vocally. It`s a very special opera for me. I`ve been singing it for 15 years. The character of Tancredi is a favorite of mine; he`s got a lyrical-romantic quality I don`t often find in the Rossini parts I do. The tragic ending is so spectacular, so unexpected." Marilyn Horne, in an interview for the Chicago Tribune (January 22, 1989).

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

Item #31493

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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