Marilyn Horne


American opera singer

Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne, in full Marilyn Bernice Horne, (born Jan. 16, 1934, Bradford, Pa., U.S.), American mezzo-soprano noted for the seamless quality and exceptional range and flexibility of her voice, especially in coloratura roles by Gioacchino Rossini and George Frideric Handel. She was also instrumental in reviving interest in their lesser-known operas.