|Marilyn Horne at the WQXR Studio|
Unfortunately, Yours Truly will not be in attendance. And honestly, it's a damned shame. [sigh]
Anyway, current Met stars Bryn Terfel and Deborah Voigt will be on hand, along with many Met stars of the past, including Martina Arroyo, Richard Bonynge, Roberta Peters, Renata Scotto and Frederica von Stade. Also attending will be Miss Horne’s friends, such as stage and screen actress Tyne Daly (who recently starred to great acclaim in a revival of Terrence McNally’s play Master Class), TV and stage actress Florence Henderson, and famed soprano Marni Nixon (who provided the film singing voices for Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, and Natalie Wood). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guild’s education programs in New York City and throughout the country.
Widely known by her nickname Jackie,
An impassioned advocate for the art-song recital, her Marilyn Horne Foundation, promoted recitals as well as provided extensive teaching and mentoring. In July of last year, the programs of the Marilyn Horne Foundation became part of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. With Marilyn Horne as the Artistic Advisor, these programs will continue the work of her foundation and will be part of the Marilyn Horne Legacy at Carnegie Hall.
Marilyn Horne discusses her remarkable career at length with WQXR’s Naomi Lewin in an interview available here, and in a broadcast on WQXR this Saturday, October 29, after Saturday at the Opera.
Congratulations on being honored, Ms. Horne. You are one in a million!