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About Maria Callas
Maria Callas was a Greek-American soprano who rose to become one of the 20th century’s most celebrated and prominent opera singers. She was known for her unique voice, which enabled her to employ a wide range of singing techniques.
Her parents were George Kalogeropoulos and Elmina Evangelia Dimitriadou. She had an elder sister called Yakinthi. Maria’s elder brother, Vassilis, died before she was born.
Between 1949 and 1959, she was married to Giovanni Battista Meneghini, a wealthy Italian industrialist. She started an affair with Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, in 1957, while she was still married to Meneghini. The relationship with Onassis ended in 1968.
Callas was posthumously conferred with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. BBC Magazine named her the greatest soprano of all time that same year.
She was also inducted into Gramophone magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Callas’ opera repertoire included “opera seria”, and compositions by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and Rossini.
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Famous quotes by Maria Callas
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.Maria Callas
I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.Maria Callas
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.Maria Callas
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.Maria Callas
There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.Maria Callas
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.Maria Callas
Maria Callas' Popularity
Maria Callas was a famous Greek soprano, who was born on December 2, 1923. As a person born on this date, Maria Callas is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (December 2) and the 12th most popular for the year (1923).
People born on December 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Maria Callas is the 619th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Maria Callas' birthday, Maria Callas is the 5th most famous Greek and ranks 220th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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