January 20, 2006 |
Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne has pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment that offers an excellent chance for full recovery, her manager said Thursday. Horne, 72, was diagnosed in mid-December, said Denise Pineau of Columbia Artists Management. "There is no reason to anticipate any changes in her schedule," Pineau said. Horne, who retired from the stage in 1999, directs the vocal program at the Music Academy of the West, a summer school and festival in Santa Barbara.
September 27, 2005 |
Marilyn Horne at 71: singer, teacher, grandmother -- and now winner of a lifetime achievement award. "I think that I'm making a difference for a lot of young singers," said the mezzo-soprano, who received the award here Monday from London-based Gramophone magazine, considered an authority in the classical recording industry.
April 15, 2001 |
In the larger-than-life opera world, where temperamental divas reign, Marilyn Horne is an anomaly. Considered one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos in history, Horne, 67, has forged a reputation as a hard-working team player. Although many perceive opera stars' lives as glamorous, Horne dispels that myth. To be the best, she said, one must submit to "unremitting toil." "This is a very grueling profession," she said.
January 14, 2000 |
Marilyn Horne says it's a matter of "been there, done that." "The big roles are behind me. It's a lot of sitting in hotels. I decided I don't need this anymore," says Horne, who said goodbye to opera in 1996 and to classical recitals in 1999. She hasn't given up singing altogether, though, and she's active as a teacher at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and, most of all, as the head of her own foundation, which is devoted to helping young singers.
October 12, 1999 |
Few people in this past century have done more for the collaborative art of recital accompaniment than did Gwendolyn Koldofsky, who died late last year at age 92. USC paid tribute Sunday afternoon to its longtime faculty member with a varied recital program in Bovard Auditorium, featuring former Koldofsky students, including revered diva Marilyn Horne.
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August 6, 1999 |
When Marilyn Horne arrived as head of the vocal department at the Music Academy of the West a few years ago, it was big news in the operatic arena, not to mention a tremendous boon to the regional music world. She conferred renewed integrity and celebrity on the academy, already well-known for its vocal talents over the years, with such notables as Lotte Lehmann and Martial Singher in the faculty of yore.