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Reunion: Roberta Peters

SCOTT BARNES visits with the beloved soprano, one of the Met's top box-office stars in the 1950s and '60s.

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Performing on The Voice of Firestone, with conductor Howard Barlow in 1953
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With forty-one appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, it's no wonder that Roberta Peters, for many generations, defined "American opera singer" to a wide public. Peters made her professional debut as Ze...

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