Anna Moffo

Anna Moffo

Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Mar 2006 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 13603387 · View Source
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Opera Singer. She was a star sopranist with the New York City Metropolitan Opera for over two decades. She was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania and studied voice at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She made her professional stage debut in Chicago in 1957 and appeared in her first starring role for the New York City Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's "La Traviata" on November 14, 1959. She made her first television appearance in 1955 performing in the TV production of "Madame Butterfly" and she also appeared as a television regular on the "Bell Telephone Hour" during the 1950's. From 1960 to 1973 she appeared on Italian TV as the host of the opera program "The Anna Moffo Show" and also appeared in the motion pictures "Austerlitz" (1960) and the "Adventurers" in 1970. She was a two time Grammy nominee for Best Classical Vocal Soloist for her performances in "A Verdi Collaboration" in 1962 and "Songs of Debussy" in 1972. In 1974 she married Robert Sarnoff, former head of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the chairman of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). She retired from the stage in the mid 1970's after developing voice problems. She died in New York City at the age of 73.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

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  • Added: 13 Mar 2006
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