Fortunato, D’Anna, American mezzo-soprano; b. Pittsburgh, Feb. 21, 1945. She studied with Frederick Jagel, Gladys Miller, and John Moriarty at the New England Cons, of Music in Boston (1965–72) and with Phyllis Curtin at the Berkshire Music Center in Tangle-wood (1971,1972). She made her European opera debut with the Boston Camerata as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Paris in 1980, and her U.S. opera debut at the N.Y. City Opera as Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina in 1983. From 1974 to 1982 she taught at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. Her operatic and concert repertoire is extensive, ranging from early music to contemporary works.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire