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Anna Moffo
Anna Moffo

The American soprano Anna Moffo (born on or around June 27, 1932; died March 9, 2006) was an opera soprano primarily active in the 1960s. During her heyday, Moffo was much admired for the purity of her voice and her great physical beauty. US opera singer Source: http://matsumo-web. ... Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to high C two octaves above middle C (i. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the lyrics. ... Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to high C two octaves above middle C (i. ...


Moffo was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Radnor High School, she was offered the opportunity to go to Hollywood to make films, but turned that down because of her intention to become a nun. However, she won a scholarship to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and went to study there instead. Wayne is a community within the Main Line of Pennsylvania. ... ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


In 1955, she won the Young Artists Audition and a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. The Fulbright Program is a program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and by governments in other countries. ...


Moffo made her stage debut in 1955 as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Spoleto. The following year, she appeared in a television production of Madama Butterfly, staged by Mario Lanfranchi, a producer for RCA Victor and RAI, whom she married on December 8, 1957. Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Don Pasquale is a comic opera (opera buffa) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Spoleto (Latin: Spoletium), 42°44′ N 12°44′ E, an ancient town in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria, at 385 meters (1391 ft) above sea-level on a foothill of the Apennines. ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the book by John Luther Long and the drama by David Belasco. ... For other uses, see RCA (disambiguation). ... RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) is the Italian public service broadcaster. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


That year, she also made debut at La Scala as well as at the Salzburg Festival and at the Vienna State Opera in Verdi's Falstaff (conducted by Herbert von Karajan). She continued to appear in Vienna until the early 1970s, singing Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Manon in Massenet's Manon, Marguerite in Gounod's Faust, Micaela in Bizet's Carmen, Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème and Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. La Scala This article is about the opera house. ... The Salzburg Festival is a prominent music festival in the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Falstaff is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeares play The Merry Wives of Windsor. ... Herbert von Karajan (Salzburg April 5, 1908 Anif near Salzburg – July 16, 1989) was an Austrian conductor. ... Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer. ... Manon is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. ... Categories: Stub | 1818 births | 1893 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | French musicians ... Faust, Charles Gounods operatic retelling of the Faust legend, debuted at the Théatre-Lyrique on 19 March 1859. ... Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875), was a French composer of the romantic era best known for his opera Carmen. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... La bohème is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. ... La traviata, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, takes as its basis the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848. ...


In 1957 Moffo also made her American debut as Mimi in La Bohème at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ...


Moffo made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1959 as Violetta in La Traviata. She returned to the Met in the 1960-61 season to sing three new roles, Gilda in Rigoletto, Adina in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, and Liù in Turandot with Birgit Nilsson and Franco Corelli. The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... La traviata, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, takes as its basis the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Lelisir damore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes Le Philtre. ... Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, based on the play by Carlo Gozzi. ... Birgit Nilsson, Soprano Birgit Nilsson (May 17, 1918 – December 25, 2005) was a Swedish soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. ... Franco Corelli Franco Corelli (Ancona, 8 April 1921 - Milan, 29 October 2003) was an Italian tenor active in opera from the 1950s to 1976. ...


Moffo divorced Lanfranchi in 1972 and married former RCA chairman Robert Sarnoff on November 14, 1974 (she was widowed on February 22, 1997). In the late-1970s, Moffo appeared in heavier Verdi roles, such as Leonora in Il Trovatore and Lina in Stiffelio. For other uses, see RCA (disambiguation). ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) is to date the most influential composer of the 19th centurys Italian School of Opera. ... Il trovatore (The Troubadour) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Leone Emanuele Bardare and Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play El Trobador by Antonio García Gutiérrez. ... Stiffelio is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Le Pasteur, ou lÉvangile et le Foyer by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois. ...


Moffo was particularly popular in Italy. She hosted "The Anna Moffo Show" there from 1960 to 1973 and was voted one of the ten most beautiful women in Italy. She remained something of a cult figure among many U.S. opera enthusiasts, as evidenced by Wayne Koestenbaum's book-length poem Ode to Anna Moffo. Wayne Koestenbaum is an American poet and cultural critic. ...


Moffo died in New York City, on March 9, 2006, from a stroke after grappling with complications of breast cancer over the last 10 years (see[[1]]). She was survived by three step-daughters and a brother. Her exact age at the time of her death is uncertain; different sources have reported it to have been either 73 or 75. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


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Anna Moffo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (352 words)
Moffo made her stage debut in 1955 as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Spoleto.
Moffo divorced Lanfranchi in 1972 and married former RCA chairman Robert Sarnoff on November 14, 1974 (he died on February 22, 1997).
She hosted the "The Anna Moffo Show" there from 1960 to 1973 and was voted one of the ten most beautiful women in Italy.
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