Francesca Roberto

Francesca Roberto is an American operatic soprano.wikipedia
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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

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A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she sang leading roles throughout the United States during the 1960s and early 1970s.

University of Hartford Hartt School

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Raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Roberto studied voice at The Hartt School and in Italy.

Beverly Wolff

In 1963 she portrayed the title role in Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Washington National Opera with Beverly Wolff as Erika.
She returned to the WNO the following year as Erika in Samuel Barber's Vanessa with Francesca Roberto in the title role.

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Francesca Roberto is an American operatic soprano.

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Francesca Roberto is an American operatic soprano.

Greenwich, Connecticut

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Raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Roberto studied voice at The Hartt School and in Italy.

Gian Carlo Menotti

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In 1954 she made her Broadway debut as a member of the chorus in the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street.

The Saint of Bleecker Street

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In 1954 she made her Broadway debut as a member of the chorus in the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street.

George Shirley

In 1962 Roberto sang with George Shirley on The Bell Telephone Hour and appeared as Violetta in La traviata with conductor Boris Goldovsky and the New England Opera Theater. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1966 as Cio-Cio-San with George Shirley as Pinkerton and George Schick conducting.

The Bell Telephone Hour

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In 1962 Roberto sang with George Shirley on The Bell Telephone Hour and appeared as Violetta in La traviata with conductor Boris Goldovsky and the New England Opera Theater.

La traviata

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In 1962 Roberto sang with George Shirley on The Bell Telephone Hour and appeared as Violetta in La traviata with conductor Boris Goldovsky and the New England Opera Theater.

Boris Goldovsky

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In 1962 Roberto sang with George Shirley on The Bell Telephone Hour and appeared as Violetta in La traviata with conductor Boris Goldovsky and the New England Opera Theater.

New England Opera Theater

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In 1962 Roberto sang with George Shirley on The Bell Telephone Hour and appeared as Violetta in La traviata with conductor Boris Goldovsky and the New England Opera Theater.

Samuel Barber

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In 1963 she portrayed the title role in Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Washington National Opera with Beverly Wolff as Erika.

Vanessa (opera)

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In 1963 she portrayed the title role in Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Washington National Opera with Beverly Wolff as Erika.

Washington National Opera

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In 1963 she portrayed the title role in Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Washington National Opera with Beverly Wolff as Erika.

Tosca

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In 1964 she sang the title role in Puccini's Tosca with the Brooklyn Opera.

Giacomo Puccini

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From 1964-1966 Roberto toured the United States with the Metropolitan Opera National Company performing the roles of Cio-Cio-San in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Frasquita in Carmen.

Madama Butterfly

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From 1964-1966 Roberto toured the United States with the Metropolitan Opera National Company performing the roles of Cio-Cio-San in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Frasquita in Carmen.

Carmen

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From 1964-1966 Roberto toured the United States with the Metropolitan Opera National Company performing the roles of Cio-Cio-San in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Frasquita in Carmen.

Giuseppe Verdi

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That same year she portrayed the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at the Toledo Opera.

Aida

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That same year she portrayed the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at the Toledo Opera.

Toledo Opera

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That same year she portrayed the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at the Toledo Opera.

Metropolitan Opera

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She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1966 as Cio-Cio-San with George Shirley as Pinkerton and George Schick conducting.

George Schick

She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1966 as Cio-Cio-San with George Shirley as Pinkerton and George Schick conducting.