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Roberta Peters

Roberta Peters

Roberta Peters made a remarkable debut at the Metropolitan Opera which led to a career spanning more than half a century as one of the Met’s most popular sopranos.

Roberta Peters debuts at the Met

November 17, 1950

Soprano Roberta Peters debuted at the Metropolitan Opera when she replaced a colleague on six hours notice; she achieved the longest tenure of any Met soprano.

Birth of opera singer Roberta Peters

May 4, 1930

Birth of Metropolitan opera soprano Roberta Peters.

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Roberta Peters

When Roberta Peters was just thirteen, famed tenor Jan Peerce suggested she take lessons to cultivate her amazing natural voice. Six years later, she made her debut on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera—and has been dazzling international audiences ever since.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Roberta Peters." (Viewed on October 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/15903>.

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