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Edda Moser

Edda Moser

(Born 27 October 1938)

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Edda Moser is a German soprano.

Throughout her career she has been particularly well-known for her interpretations of the roles of Mozart.

Her recital LP "Virtuoso Arias by W. A. Mozart" received the Grand Prix du Disque in 1973.

Daughter of the musicologist Hans Joachim Moser, Edda Moser made her debut as Kate Pinkerton in 1962 and she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968 in the role of Wellgunde in Das Rheingold.

She sang in the next nine seasons at the Met singing roles such as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.

Singing an extensive repertoire that encompassed both dramatic coloratura and lirico spinto roles she achieved international acclaim when she appeared in the Joseph Losey film of Don Giovanni as Donna Anna.

She was also one of the original performers of Hans Werner Henze's oratorio Das Flob der Medusa.

Noted for her fine legato Edda Moser retired from the opera stage to concentrate on recital in the late 1990's.

Her farewell performance was in Munich in 1999.

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