The esteemed German soprano, Edda Moser, is the daughter of the eminent German musicologist, Hans Joachim Moser. She studied with Hermann Weissenborn and Gerty König at the Berlin Conservatory.
Edda Moser made her debut in 1962 as Kate Pinkerton at the Berlin Städtische Oper. After singing in the Würzburg Opera chorus from 1962 to 1963, she sang opera in Hagen and Bielefeld. Subsequently she appeared with the Frankfurt am Main Opera (1968-1971) before joining the Vienna State Opera. She also sang in Berlin, Salzburg, Hamburg, and other major music centres. She made her USA debut as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in November 1968, and later appeared there as Donna Anna, the Queen of the Night, and Liu [9 seasons: 1968-1971, 1972-1975, 1979-1980, 1981-1982, 1983-1984; 110 performances; 8 roles]. Her last appearance there was in 1984.
Edda Moser maintained an extensive repertoire, singing both coloratura and lyrico-dramatic roles, being equally successful in standard and contemporary works. She also sang widely as a concert artist.