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date: 05 December 2019

Callas, Mariafree

Born New York, 2 Dec. 1923; d of Greek parents; m 1947, Giovanni Battista Meneghini (marr. diss., 1971); died 16 Sept. 1977



New York, USA; Royal Conservatory, Athens


Italian début in Gioconda (Verona), 1947; South American tour, 1949; Has sung in major rôles at La Scala, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Vienna State Opera House, Mexico, at Edinburgh Festival, and in other cities in Europe and N. and S. America. Chief rôles in: Madame Butterfly, Aida, Norma, I Puritani, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana, Anna Bolena, Lucia, Medea, Tosca, etc. Resumed concert singing, 1973. Produced I Vespri Siciliani, Turin, 1973. Has recorded most of main parts. Played Medea in film (from Euripides) directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969


Relevant publication: Callas, by George Jellinek, 1961


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