Bust-length photograph signed in full and inscribed to Edward Bomsey
by PETERS, Roberta 1930-
Roberta Peters made her début at the Metropolitan Opera "in 1950 as Zerlina, a last-minute replacement for Nadine Conner; her official début was to have been as the Queen of Night, two months later. By her 25th anniversary with the company she had given 303 performances of 20 roles in 19 operas, notably Gilda, Despina, Norma, Rosina, Oscar, Zerbinetta and Lucia. Later she attempted to broaden her repertory in lyric soprano roles, playing Violetta, Mimì and Massenet's Manon outside New York and performing in musical comedy. She performed at Covent Garden (The Bohemian Girl under Beecham, 1951), in Salzburg (Die Zauberflöte, 1963), Vienna (1963), Munich (1964) and Berlin (1971), and with the Kirov and Bol shoy companies (1972). A singer of considerable charm and flute-like accuracy, Peters maintained the Pons and Galli-Curci tradition of coloratura singing at a time when the more dramatic attitudes of Callas and, later, Sutherland were in vogue. She recorded several of her most successful roles, including Zerbinetta and Rosina with Leinsdorf and the Queen of Night with Böhm." Martin Bernheimer in Grove Music Online.. Ca. 256 x 208 mm. With the soprano's name and the name, New York address, and phone number of the National Press Representatives Michael Mace Associates Ltd. printed to lower blank margin.Slightly worn. (Inventory #: 23913)
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