Marilyn Horne Fights Cancer

Last month, Ms. Horne, 72, was immersed in preparations for the yearly festival when, as she explained recently, she was “blindsided” by the news of her illness. “I heard the words ‘pancreatic cancer’ and thought the worst, as most people do,” she said. “But I’m taking a drug that was approved just this November. It’s the latest treatment, and I have a very hopeful situation.