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Marilyn Horne
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    (January 16, 1934- )
    Specialized in the operas of Rossini and Handel
    Sang in ‘L’Italiana in Algeri,’ ‘Semiramide,’ ‘Semele,’ ‘The Barber of Seville,’ ‘Cenerentola,’ ‘Aïda,’ ‘L’assedio di Corinta’ and ‘Ghosts of Versailles’
    She is stocky and has a face like a bulldog.
    She has a deep, manly voice.
    She’s so masculine, her nickname is ‘General Horne.’
    She and Beverly Sills always tried to upstage each other.
    She likes to gossip and make fun of her fellow singers.
    She hates rap music.
    She says to sing well you need to clamp your buttocks together.
    She got crabs in the 1950’s.
    She has an extremely agile voice.
    She is considered one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos in history.
    She is known for her professionalism.
    She stayed close friends with her ex-husband after their divorce.
    She encountered racism from friends and colleagues because she married a black man.
    She is modest and direct.
    She wrote frankly about her problems in her autobiography (including the crabs).
    She did the voice-over for the sexy Dorothy Dandridge in ‘Carmen Jones.’

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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