The Marilyn Horne Matinee

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This Thursday, Jan. 16, Marilyn Horne, the legendary mezzo-soprano and Operavore show host, celebrates her 80th birthday. In commemoration, the Operavore stream presents one of her signature opera performances every day at 2 pm from Jan. 13-17. On tap are vintage performances of Bellini, Rossini, Handel and Bizet. Below is a full schedule.

Monday

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma
 
Norma – Joan Sutherland
Pollione – John Alexander
Adalgisa – Marilyn Horne
Oroveso – Richard Cross
Clotilde – Yvonne Minton
Flavio – Joseph Ward
 
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Richard Bonynge, conductor
 

Tuesday

 
Gioacchino Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri  
Mustafa Bey d’Algeri – Samuel Ramey
Elvira – Kathleen Battle
Zulma – Clara Foti
Haly – Nicola Zaccaria
Lindoro – Ernesto Palacio
Isabella – Marilyn Horne
Taddeo – Domenico Trimarchi
 
Coro Filarmonico di Praga
I Solisti Veneti
Claudio Scimone, conductor
 
 

Wednesday

 
George Frideric Handel: Semele
 
Semele – Kathleen Battle
Juno/Ino – Marilyn Horne
Cadmus/Somnus – Samuel Ramey
Jupiter – John Aler
Athamas – Michael Chance
Apollo – Neil Mackie
Iris – Sylvia McNair
Priest – Mark S. Doss
 
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
English Chamber Orchestra
John Nelson, conductor
 

Thursday

 
Georges Bizet: Carmen
 
Carmen – Marilyn Horne
Don Jose – James McCracken
Escamillo – Tom Krause
Micaela – Adriana Maliponte
Frasquita – Colette Boky
Mercedes – Marcia Baldwin
Zuniga – Donald Gramm
Dancaire – Russell Christopher
Remenadado – Andrea Velis
Morales – Raymond Gibbs
 
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Children’s Chorus
The Manhattan Opera Chorus
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
 

Friday

 
Gioacchino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
 
Figaro – Leo Nucci
Rosina – Marilyn Horne
Dr. Bartolo – Enzo Dara
Don Basilio – Samuel Ramey
Conte d’Almaviva – Paolo Barbacini
Fiorello – Simone Alaimo
Berta – Raquel Pierotti
Un Ufficiale – Silvestro Sammaritano
Ambrogio – Carlo Folcia
 
Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Riccardo Chailly, conductor