Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of ...
Apr 27, 2017 ... Maria Callas was an internationally renowned opera singer known for her celestial vocal range. Learn more about her life and career at Biography.com.
Sep 17, 1977 ... There is no question that Miss Callas sparked new interest in the largely forgotten bel canto operas of the 19th century. These were the words of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, most of which had not been heard since the era when they were written. They were considered too difficult and too uninteresting ...
Official website of Maria Callas: soprano, opera legend, 'La Divina'. Diva of La Scala, celebrated as La traviata, Tosca, Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor, Medea.
Dec 29, 2017 ... Even though it was done under studio conditions, Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano ( as the idealistic Mario) and Tito Gobbi (as the villainous police chief Scarpia) are thrillingly alive and subtle for the towering maestro Victor de Sabata and the forces of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. It's hard to think of a recording ...
Maria Callas artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music.
Feb 15, 2010 ... The late, great opera diva's sound could sometimes be hollow and dark, sometimes shrill, sometimes gorgeous. Callas continues to thrill and divide audiences with her distinctive voice and the raw intensity she put into it.
This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and her sister.