THE FACTS
Anna Moffo was born in Wayne, Penn, on June 27, 1932 to Italian-American parents.  She studied singing under Euphemia Giannini-Gregory and later won a Fulbright scholarship and studied in Europe, where she studied with Luigi Ricci and Mercedes Llopart, who also taught Renata Scotto.  Her operatic debut was in 1955 as Norina in Don Pasquale  She became famous almost overnight as Cio-Cio-San in a 1956 film version of Madama Butterfly, directed by Mario Lanfranchi, who later became her husband.  Her Metropolitan Opera debut was in 1959 as Violetta in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.  She had a 17-season career there and sung 220 performances in 18 operas, with roles including Violetta, Gilda, Manon, Liù, Pamina, Juliette, Nedda, Mélisande, Mimì, Cio-Cio-San, the four heroines of Les Contes d'Hoffman (Stella, Olympia, Giulietta, and Antonia), Lucia, Marguerite, and others.  Her non-Met roles included Amina, Adriana Lecouvreur, Kate (in The Taming of the Shrew), Fiora, Rachel, Marie (in La Fille du Régiment), and more.  
MY OPINIONS
Anna Moffo is the most beautiful soprano that I have ever heard.  Her best roles, in my opinion, were Violetta, Butterfly, Mimì, and Lucia, in that order, although I haven't heard her Luisa Miller, Gilda, Manon, or anything that she didn't record.  She also sang a lot of non-operatic classical music, the best of which are recorded on a collection conducted by Leopold Stokowski and including songs by Canteloube, Rachmaninov, and Villa-Lobos.  I've included some sound clips below in which she sounds particularly good.
MY REVIEWS
Here are some of my reviews of the albums on which Anna Moffo sings.  Not all of them, though--just the ones that I own.  Click here.
SOUND CLIPS
Sound clips of Anna Moffo that I've collected or created:

VOCALISE

LUCIA'S MAD SCENE

LULLABYE FROM BUTTERFLY

"ADDIO DEL PASSATO"

THE WILLOW SONG

"TU CHE DI GEL SEI CINTA"

LA RONDINE (WITH DANIELE BARIONI)

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