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Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne (singer; born January 16, 1934 in Bradford, Pennsylvania) Her voice has been compared to Horowitz's piano and Heifetz's violin, as well as to the most powerful forces in nature. Without question one of the great artists of our century, Marilyn Horne has conquered virtually every major opera house in every corner of the repertory, bringing to all of them a vibrant sensitivity, beauty, and sheer magnetism that remain unsurpassed in our time. She has been called simply "the greatest singer in the world" by Opera News. "She is surely the most American of all operatic singers," exulted The New York Times, "and in the best sense: a can-do technical command of the voice, ready intelligence, Protestant work ethic in excelsis, firm grounding in the popular culture, melting-pot versatility." Horne's vocal and dramatic range has been staggering, from Handel and Rossini to Berg and Bernstein.