Collection of William Horne memorabilia
Held at: Curtis Institute of Music Archives [Contact Us]1720 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Tenor William Horne, winner of the Naumberg award in 1939, attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied under Emilio de Gorgoza (1934-1938). In 1942 he appeared on Broadway in the Irving Berlin revue This is the Army. In 1944 he made his New York City Opera debut in Puccini's Manon Lescaut and participated in the Broadway operetta Helen Goes To Troy. Additional major opera performances include Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes (1946), and Virgil Thompson's The Mother of Us All (1947). In 1948, Horne recorded an album of Kurt Weill's songs under Weil's supervision.
Programs, photographs, and memorabilia concerning Horne's tenor performances on Broadway and in opera performances.
Gift of Lys Bert Symonette (Voice '39) via the Kurt Weill Foundation, 1991
- Curtis Institute of Music Archives
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- Kristina Wilson
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The collection is open for research