Anna Moffo

Legends of Lyric Soprano

Anna Moffo
Legends of Lyric

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Anna Moffo

The ravishingly beautiful American soprano Anna Moffo (1932 – 2006) began her stage career in Europe before making her American debut in 1957 as Mimì in La bohème. She made a vivid impression, too, in roles of Donizetti, Thomas, and Puccini. At the Met and all over the world she delighted audiences as Violetta, the role she sang more frequently than any other. With her luscious voice complemented by fabulous gifts as an actress, she was a natural for opera and operetta on film and television.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Anna Moffo:




Anna Moffo's Roles at Lyric



1957



Mimì 

La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 16, Nov. 4

Philine
Mignon
Ambroise Thomas
Oct. 19, 28

Susanna 
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 8, 11 

Lucia
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Nov. 23, 27


1958



Nannetta 
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 10, 17

Liù 
Turandot
Giacomo Puccin
Oct. 18, 22, 27

Lauretta 
Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 25, 31, Nov. 3 

Gilda 
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 15, 19
Anna Moffo.photo by David Hertzberg
Anna Moffo. Photo by David Hertzberg

Anna Moffo as Mimi in LA BOHEME
Anna Moffo as Mimi in La bohème.

 

 

 


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