Few singers have so consistently electrified their performances as Marilyn Horne. There was that incredible voice, with brass and brawn as well as formidable virtuosity, plus a physical presence that virtually commanded any stage. Together with Joan Sutherland and Beverly Sills, she was a major figure in the mid-20th-century revival of long forgotten bel canto operas.As Horne started retiring from the stage, at the end of the 1990s, she became increasingly involved in training and promoting young American singers. She started a foundation to support vocal recitals and took over the vocal program at the Music Academy of the West, in Santa Barbara, Calif.On Sunday, one of her protégés, soprano Michelle Bradley, will perform music by Beethoven, Strauss, Fauré, Poulenc and others in the Dallas Opera’s Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series.
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