5/4/1930 - 1/18/2017
Remembering the life, death and television legacy of Roberta Peters
Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano opera star and 35-year veteran of New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at her home in Rye, New York, according to The New York Times. She was 86.
The cause of death was Parkinson’s disease, her son Bruce Fields told The New York Times.
Peters, also known as the American Nightingale, sang over 500 performances during her storied career. Her professional debut Nov. 17, 1950, proved memorable when she was asked...