Artist Spotlight on Marilyn Horne

February 18, 2018
9:00 PM

Marilyn Horne is this month's Artist Spotlight -  explore the voice, life, and legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential musicians. 

Marilyn Horne was one of those seminal musicians of the 20th century who, like Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, captured the hearts and ears of audiences around the world and brought them with singular energy to this music. Still to this day, if there is such a thing as "doing it done right," look no further than Marilyn Horne.

Join Chris Voss Sunday for a journey through Marilyn Horne's career, beginning at 9pm.

In the meantime, enjoy some videos of Marilyn Horne (fabulous shoulder poofs and all)! Here she is singing Rossini, a signature composer for the mezzo-soprano.

She was famous for her collaborations with the great Joan Sutherland, and the two worked together for a number of years. Here they are together with a duet from Rossini's Semiramide.

Marilyn Horne was not only a great singer, she was also a great ambassador for opera and classical music through pop culture institutions like The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, or as you see here, with Carol Burnett (and having a great time too).

Marilyn Horne retired from the stage in 1999, but today, nearly two decades later, she is still active in the singing world, particularly in her passionate pursuit of cultivating young singers for the future of opera.