Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This film is part of a series of operatic performances presented on the Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts, which aired from 1962-1967. This edition features the life of the famous soprano Anna Moffo, a sensational performer whose voice and appearance made her a star of stage and film. Born in Pennsylvania to Italian-American parents, she won a Fulbright scholarship and studied voice in Europe. Her operatic debut, which made her a celebrity, was as Cio-Cio-San in a 1956 film version of Madame Butterfly. Ms. Moffo performed for 17 years with the Metropolitan Opera. Musical selections included here are works from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Verdi's La Traviata and Puccini's La Boheme. Moffo is paired in the performances with a distinguished group of leading men for a most enjoyable musical experience.
opera-singer, orchestra, performer