Sad news: Roberta Peters has died

The soprano who sang 35 seasons at the Met died today, aged 86.

 

Jan Peerce heard her sing in the Catskills when she was 12, and the rest is opera history.

Obit here.

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  • Loved her, loved her, loved her. Her self discipline and high artistic standards enabled her to sustain a 35 year career at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show a total of 65 times. I have her in her complete roles of Lucia, Adina, Norina, Queen of the Night, Rosini in “The Barber”, Zerbinetta in “Ariadne”, Olympia in “Tales of Hoffman”, Gilda in “Rigoletto, Amor in “Orfeo e Euridice, and probaby some others as well. She took her voice type and expanded her repertoire as wide as her voice would allow her. When she left the Met in 1985, afer a thirty five year career, she continued singing beautifully in concerts, recitals, and on special occasions. She was one of a kind and was greatly loved and will be missed.

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