The Definitive Diva

The Life and Career of Maria Callas

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About the Book

Maria Callas was, perhaps, the greatest opera singer of the 20th century. Hers was a life lived on the world stage, and her fame extended to the public consciousness of many parts of the world. Even after her mysterious death in 1977, her singing and acting continue to thrill new generations of opera fans thanks to her many recordings and her fascinating life.
This new biography of Callas tells her story from difficult beginnings as the daughter of Greek immigrants to New York City in 1923 to her wonderful performances at La Scala, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera. Callas was quite a diva and a master at creating a captivating public image. She also became notorious because of her very public affair with Aristotle Onassis, the wealthy ship-owner who left Callas to marry Jacqueline Kennedy.

About the Author(s)

John Louis DiGaetani, professor emeritus of English at Hofstra University, is the author of numerous books about opera and theater.

Bibliographic Details

John Louis DiGaetani
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photographs, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6263-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4340-3
Imprint: McFarland