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Collection of William Horne memorabilia

Identifier: PPCI-MSS 03
Programs, photographs, and memorabilia concerning Horne's tenor performances on Broadway and in opera performances.


  • 1826-1970


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research


2.0 Linear feet ((2) photo boxes)

Biographical / Historical

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lys Bert Symonette (Voice '39) via the Kurt Weill Foundation, 1991
Kristina Wilson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Edition statement
revised 2017

Revision Statements

  • 1 February 2017: spell check / general content editing

Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States