Maria Callas
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1923-12-02
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Maria Callas

Maria Callas Biography (Wikipedia)

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano. She was 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 Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and, further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Born in Manhattan to Greek immigrant parents, she was raised by an overbearing mother who had wanted a son. Maria received her musical education in Greece at age 13 and later established her career in Italy. Forced to deal with the exigencies of 1940s wartime poverty and with near-sightedness that left her nearly blind onstage, she endured struggles and scandal over the course of her career. She turned herself from a heavy woman into a svelte and glamorous one after a mid-career weight loss, which might have contributed to her vocal decline and the premature end of her career.

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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria

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Lamour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle Habanera Act I
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Lamour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle Habanera Act I
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O Mio Babbino Caro
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O Mio Babbino Caro
Maria Callas
Vissi d'arte
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Vissi d'arte
Umberto Giordano
La Mamma Morta (Andrea Chenier)
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La Mamma Morta (Andrea Chenier)
Gioachino Rossini
II Barbiere Di Siviglia, Act 2: "Buono Sere, Mio Signore"
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II Barbiere Di Siviglia, Act 2: "Buono Sere, Mio Signore"
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto / Act 1: Gualtier Malde - Caro Nome!
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Rigoletto / Act 1: Gualtier Malde - Caro Nome!
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto - 'Cortigiani Vil Razza'
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Rigoletto - 'Cortigiani Vil Razza'
Vincenzo Bellini
Sonnambula Act 2 scene 2 - 'Ah non credea mirarti'
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Sonnambula Act 2 scene 2 - 'Ah non credea mirarti'
Umberto Giordano
La Mamma Morta (from Andrea Chénier)
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La Mamma Morta (from Andrea Chénier)
Maria Callas
Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
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Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
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Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

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La Scala Orchestra, Milan
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Vincenzo Bellini
Casta Diva (Norma, Act 1)
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Casta Diva (Norma, Act 1)
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Habanera
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Habanera
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto, Act 3 "Bella figlia dell'amore"
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Rigoletto, Act 3 "Bella figlia dell'amore"
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
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Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Orchestra
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conductor
George Pretre
Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
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O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Maria Callas
'The Easter Hymn' from Cavalleria Rusticana
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'The Easter Hymn' from Cavalleria Rusticana
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca Act II Vissi d'arte
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Tosca Act II Vissi d'arte
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca Act II E qual via scegliete?
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Tosca Act II E qual via scegliete?
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca Act I Ah, quegli occhi
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Tosca Act I Ah, quegli occhi
Vincenzo Bellini
Casta Diva (Norma)
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Casta Diva (Norma)
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Casta Diva
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Casta Diva
Maria Callas
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
Giacomo Puccini
Un Bel di Vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
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Un Bel di Vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
Vincenzo Bellini
Casta Diva (Norma)
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Casta Diva (Norma)

Casta Diva (Norma)

Performer
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Tullio Serafin
Vincenzo Bellini
Casta Diva (Norma)
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Casta Diva (Norma)
Maria Callas
La Forza del Destino: La Vergine degli Angeli
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La Forza del Destino: La Vergine degli Angeli
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Mon coeur s'ouvre (Samson et Delilah)
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Mon coeur s'ouvre (Samson et Delilah)
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte (Tosca, Act 2)
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Vissi d'arte (Tosca, Act 2)
Vincenzo Bellini
Casta diva (Norma, Act 1)
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Casta diva (Norma, Act 1)
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
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Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Orchestra
La Scala Orchestra, Milan
Giacomo Puccini
Sì, mi chiamano Mimì
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Sì, mi chiamano Mimì

Sì, mi chiamano Mimì

Orchestra
Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano
Georges Bizet
Act 1 Scene IV: No 5, Havanaise, L'amour est un Oiseau Rebelle
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Act 1 Scene IV: No 5, Havanaise, L'amour est un Oiseau Rebelle

Act 1 Scene IV: No 5, Havanaise, L'amour est un Oiseau Rebelle

Orchestra
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris
Maria Callas
Puccini Tosca Act 2 Vissi_DArte.
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Puccini Tosca Act 2 Vissi_DArte.

Puccini Tosca Act 2 Vissi_DArte.

Performer
Various Artists
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
George Pretre
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
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Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

Orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Maria Callas
Carmen
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Carmen

Carmen

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Giacomo Puccini
Madame Butterfly (final scene)
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Madame Butterfly (final scene)

Madame Butterfly (final scene)

Orchestra
La Scala Orchestra, Milan
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca - Vissi d'arte
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Tosca - Vissi d'arte
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