(June 27, 1932 - March 9, 2006)
Beautiful Anna Moffo was an Italian-American soprano and one of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation.
She possessed a warm, radiant voice of considerable range and agility, and was an affecting singing-actress of great physical beauty.
Her career was all too brief, with a vocal crisis in 1974 causing her to retire from the opera stage early some two years later.
Her signature role Violetta in "La Traviata" was committed to film and is available today on DVD.
She controversially appeared in the movie of the Harold Robbins novel, "The Adventurers". There was a shower bath scene where she did something a bit trashy so the story goes. I suppose when you look as good as she did you can get away with anything - however the New York critics weren't as kind. One suggested "if she concentrated on her singing ..." well, that's how life goes.
Here, Anna Moffo is pictured as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata.
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