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Anna Moffo

American opera singer, television personality, and actress (1932-2006)

Anna Moffo

American opera singer, television personality, and actress (1932-2006)
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birthday
27th
June, 1932
Death
9th
March, 2006
Birth Place
Wayne, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 – March 9, 2006) was an American opera singer, television personality, and actress. One of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, she possessed a warm and radiant voice of considerable range and agility. Noted for her physical beauty, she was nicknamed “La Bellissima”.
Winning a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Italy, Moffo became popular there after performing leading operatic roles on three RAI television productions in 1956. She returned to America for her debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on October 16, 1957. In New York, her Metropolitan Opera debut took place on November 14, 1959. She performed at the Met for over seventeen seasons. Moffo’s earliest recordings were made for EMI Records; she signed an exclusive contract with RCA Victor in 1960, recording for the company until the late 1970s. In the early 1960s, she hosted her own show on Italian television and appeared in several operatic films along with other non-singing roles.
In the early 1970s Moffo extended her international popularity to Germany through operatic performances, TV appearances, and several films, all while continuing her American operatic performances. Due to an extremely heavy workload, Moffo suffered a serious vocal-breakdown from which she never fully recovered. Her final appearance at the Metropolitan Opera was in 1983.

Occupation

Opera singer (soprano) television personality actress

Spouses

Mario Lanfranchi (m. 1957; div. 1972) Robert Sarnoff (m. 1974; died 1997)

Years Active

1956 1974

Name

Anna Moffo

Nationality

United States of America

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