La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon.

The event, “Jackie – Celebrating Marilyn Horne” will feature appearances by Horne’s colleagues, including a musical tribute by Stephanie Blythe (not pictured) and other surprises. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guild’s education programs in New York City and throughout the country.