Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Roberta Peters Biography (1930-)
Born Roberta Peterman, May 4, 1930, in New York, NY; daughter of Sol and Ruth(Hirsch) Peterman; married Bertram Fields (a private investor), April 10, 1955; children: Paul Adam, Bruce Eric. Addresses: HOME--Scarsdale, NY. AGENT--International Creative Management, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
In material provided by Roberta Peters, CTFT learned that her career as an operatic and concert performer has been highlighted by long runs and multiple appearances. Her career with the Metropolitan Opera is the longest continuousassociation with a coloratura soprano in its history. She appeared on the EdSullian Show sixty-five times and with The Voice of Firestone twenty-five times.
- Birth Details
- May 4, 1930
- New York, New York, United States
- NEW YORK DEBUT--Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Metropolitan Opera.
- LONDON DEBUT--The Bohemian Girl, Covent Garden.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES Continually with the MetropolitanOpera from her debut until the present in well over five hundred performances of operas including
- Marzelline, Fidelio, Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda, Rigoletto, Rosina, Il Barbiere de Siviglia, and Kitty, The Last Savage. Also, La Boheme and La Traviata. In the legitimate theatre, has performed throughtout the U.S. as Anna inThe King and I, Maria in The Sound of Music, and in Bittersweet and The MerryWidow.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Opera: Performed in cities in the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, and Israel.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1950.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Ed Sullivan, CBS.
- Milton Berle, NBC.
- Jackie Gleason, NBC.
- Jimmy Durante, NBC.
- Perry Como, NBC.
- Garry Moore, CBS.
- Johnny Carson, NBC.
- Merv Griffin, CBS.
- Mike Douglas.
- Dinah Shore, NBC.
- Medical Center, CBS.
- Hotel, ABC.
- 13 Clocks.
- FILM DEBUT--Tonight We Sing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
- The Voice of Firestone.
- Many albums for RCA, DG, CBS, and Decca Records.
- Debut at the Met.