V0291. ANNA MOFFO, w.Leopold Stokowski Cond. American S. O.: Chants d'Auvergne (Canteloube); Bachianas Brasileiras #5 - Aria & Danza (Villa-Lobos); Vocalise (Rachmaninoff). RCA 7821, recorded 1964. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 078635783214
"Soprano Anna Moffo was born in Pennsylvania in 1932 of Italian parents. After a period at the Curtis Institute, she went back to her ancestral homeland to study in Perugia and Rome. She made her début in 1955 at Spoleto, as Norina in DON PASQUALE, but her big break came when she starred as Cio-Cio-San in MADAMA BUTTERFLY in a production broadcast on RAI. She became an overnight celebrity, with performances at Salzburg, Vienna, La Scala, and Naples, performing with Callas, di Stefano and Panerai, and making recordings with Karajan. She made her Met début in 1959 as Violetta, one of her signature roles."
- Ned Ludd