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Maria Callas

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Greek
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 1977

About Maria Callas:

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (/ˈkæləs/; 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 New York City 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.

The press exulted in publicizing Callas's temperamental behavior, her supposed rivalry with Renata Tebaldi and her love affair with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Although her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press, her artistic achievements were such that Leonard Bernstein called her "the Bible of opera" and her influence so enduring that, in 2006, Opera News wrote of her: "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists."

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Der hölle Rache Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
2Werther qui m'aurait dit la place Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
3Des cris joyeux d'enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
4Ebben..? Ne andro lontano Popularity:

Opera: Wally, LaComposer: CatalaniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wally
5Tu che invoco con orrore Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Julia
6Che si vuole da me Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Great Vestal/Julia
7Ohime quale apparato Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Licinius
8Presso il sublime tempio Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Cinna/Licinius
9Giulia e la sua voce Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Licinius/Julia
10Fermate satelliti di morte Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Licinius/Julia
11Alma vesta del ciel Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Great Vestal/Julia
12Di lauri il suol spargiamo Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Licinius/Great Vestal/Cinna/Julia
13Oh! delitto oh sventura Popularity:

Opera: Vestala, LaComposer: SpontiniAct: 2.06

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Julia
14Del piacer s'avanza l'ora! Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida/Elena/Danieli/Manfredo
15Miei fidi amici alfine Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida/Elena/Arrigo
16E dolce raggio Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena
17In braccio alle dovizie Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guido
18La brezza aleggia intorno Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
19O patria o cara patria Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
20Qual s'offre al mio sguardo Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vaudemont/Bethune
21Volgi il guardo a me sereno Arrigo Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena
22Deh! tu calma o Dio possente Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena
23Al tuo cor generoso Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida/Elena
24O sdegni tacete Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena
25Deh! vieni il mio mortale Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.07

Type: quartet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Guido/Procida/Elena
26De profundis clamavi Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida/Elena/Guido/Arrigo
27Amica man sollievo al martir Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Guido/Elena/Bethune/Procida
28In alto mare e battuto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena/Tebaldo/Roberto/Ninette/Danieli
29Ministro di morte arresta Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guido/Elena/Procida/Arrigo
30Addio mia patria invendicato Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena/Guido/Procida
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