Marilyn Horne (Mezzo-Soprano)
Born: 16th January 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania
The American opera singer Marilyn Horne (b. January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is a mezzo-soprano who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. She began her career as a light lyric soprano however as the years progressed, the voice settled and matured into a mezzo-soprano instrument of dramatic proportions equipped with extreme flexibility and great size. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages.