Maria callas

Experience the mesmerizing voice of Maria Callas, one of the greatest opera singers of all time. Discover her iconic performances and immerse yourself in the world of opera.
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Writes Marion Lignana Rosenberg on Maria Callas’ early-1960s recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Ave Maria”: Verdi’s Otello had little importance in Maria Callas’s career. She recorded the “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” for EMI in Paris in 1963 ... Her rendition of Verdi’s “Ave Maria” is simple and inward, as befits this beautiful aria. The orchestra is led by Nicola Rescigno. Ave Maria, overflowing with grace, Blessed be the fruit of thy womb. Blessed are you above all women for delivering to us…

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It’s 1970, and for once, the world’s greatest soprano is silent. Interviewer David Frost has just asked her, “Who really is Maria Callas?,” la Divina takes a moment to answer. “There are actually two people in me,” she says, “There is ‘Maria’ and there is the ‘Callas’ that I have to live up to.” But which one must…

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These revealing photos of Maria Callas show the soprano in relaxed and playful mood while on holiday in Ischia in 1956, and in Palm Beach in 1974. They are included in the new book The Definitive Maria Callas: The Life of a Diva in Unseen Pictures, published by ROADS Publishing (buy from Amazon). All of the images come from the Marzotto Archive Collection.

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