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Marilyn Horne sings Carmen ( Marilyn Horne. Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer.

Marilyn Horne

She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. Biography[edit] Horne was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, but moved with her parents to Long Beach, California, when she was 11. At the age of 13, she became part of the newly formed Los Angeles Concert Youth Chorus. She attended the University of Southern California where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She studied voice under William Vennard at the University of Southern California School of Music and participated in Lotte Lehmann's vocal master classes.[1] Career[edit] Her first major breakthrough came when her singing ability was recognized by Igor Stravinsky; her operatic career began when he invited her to perform in the 1956 Venice festival.

Horne received many honors during her career. In 1992 she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[5] Montserrat Caballe, Marilyn Horne fantastic "Semiramide" duet. Joan Sutherland - Marilyn Horne - "Barcarole" Caballé, Horne - Barcarolle. Maria CALLAS sings Carmen HABANERA in covent garden. Habanera (aria) [spoken intro]Quand je vous aimerai?

Habanera (aria)

Ma foi, je ne sais pas, Peut-être jamais, peut-être demain. Mais pas aujourd'hui, c'est certain! [sung] L'amour est un oiseau rebelle Que nul ne peut apprivoiser, Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle, S'il lui convient de refuser. Rien n'y fait, menace ou prière; L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait, Et c'est l'autre que je préfère; Il n'a rien dit mais il me plaît. (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle) L'amour... Habanera Text and Translation - The English Translation of Habanera from Bizet's Carmen.

Bizet's Habanera from the opera, Carmen, has been a crowd favorite since its creation.

Habanera Text and Translation - The English Translation of Habanera from Bizet's Carmen

Learn more about the Habanera's creation in this Habanera profile. If you're not familiar with the story of Carmen, read the Carmen synopsis. French Text of the Habanera L’amour est un oiseau rebelle Que nul ne peut apprivoiser, Et c’est bien in vain qu’on l’appelle S’il lui convient de refuser. Rien n’y fait, menace ou prière. L’amour! L’amour est enfant de Bohême, Il n’a jamais jamais connu de loi.

Si tou ne m’aimes pas, si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime, Mais si je t’aime, si je t’aime, prends garde à toi! L’oiseau que tu croyais surprendere Battit d’aile et s’envola. Tout atour de toi, vite vite, Il vient, s’en va, puis il revient. L’amour! English Translation of Habanera Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain if it suits him not to come. Georges Bizet - Habanera Lyrics. Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Georges Bizet - Habanera Lyrics

Quand je vous aimerai? Grace Bumbry. Grace Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years.

Grace Bumbry

She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African-American opera and classical singers. Bumbry's voice was rich and sizable, possessing a wide range, and was capable of producing a very distinctive plangent tone. In her prime, she also possessed good agility and bel canto technique (see for example her renditions of the 'Veil Song' from Verdi's Don Carlo in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as her Ernani from the Chicago Lyric Opera in 1984). She was particularly noted for her fiery temperament and dramatic intensity on stage. More recently, she has also become known as a recitalist and interpreter of lieder, and as a teacher.

Grace Bumbry. Grace BUMBRY - Carmen - Habanera.

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