Roberta Peters is an American opera singer, a specialist in the coloratura and lyric soprano repertoire. She gave more than 500 performances at the Met in 24 roles and appeared in a great number of “Voice of Firestone” radio broadcasts. She sang for every U.S. president from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton.
Peters’ Met repertoire included four operas by Mozart, one by Gluck, one by Beethoven, one by Rossini, one by Bellini, three by Donizetti, three by Verdi, one by Wagner, one by Offenbach, one by Johann Strauss, Jr., three by Richard Strauss, one by Puccini and one by Menotti. Her concert repertoire ranged from Mozart’s concert aria “Popoli di Tessaglia!” to Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder, plus of course many other songs and arias. Peters appeared for a record 65 times on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. She even has two feature film credits: “Tonight We Sing” and “City Hall”.