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Archive for September 10, 2013

The Courtesan and the Diva

Anna Moffo sings the role of Violetta in the 1960 recording with Richard Tucker and Robert Merrill

An erotic Italian film star; “Gilda” at the Metroplitan Opera; and a girl from rural Pennsylvania; these would seem to have little in common, but this was the life of Anna Moffo. As a teen, she turned down an offer to go to Hollywood, choosing instead to attend the Curtis Institute…(dowload libretto)