Group of role portrait photographs dating from Horne's early career in Gelsenkirchen, 1957-1960.
- From Simon Boccanegra, 1957. 122 x 91 mm. Colour, glossy.
- From Handel's Ezio, 1958. 121 x 89 mm. Colour, glossy.
- From Handel's Ezio, 1958. 138 x 90 mm. Black and white, semi-glossy, postcard.
- From Wozzeck, 1960. 138 x 90 mm. Black and white, semi-glossy, postcard.
- From La Bohème, 1960. 240 x 175 mm. Black and white, glossy.
All identified on verso in Horne's hand.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
After being invited by Igor Stravinsky to perform at the 1956 Venice Festival, Horne remained in Europe, performing for three seasons with the Gelsenkirchen Opera. This small city in Germany's industrial west significantly raised its artistic profile with the opening of the modernist Musiktheater im Revier in 1959.
"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.
Price: $150.00 other currencies