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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

soprano

Education

New York, USA; Royal Conservatory, Athens

Career

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

Publications

Relevant publication: Callas, by George Jellinek, 1961

Address

36 Avenue Georges Mandel, Paris 16e, France