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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
1Voici l'ordre, partez Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.13

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: B MzLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga/Carmen
2Gran meraviglie Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaida
3Che tenti oh trema insano Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: sextetVoice: B Br Mz T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria/Nabucco/Fenena/Ismaele/Anna/Abigaille
4Va la palma del martirio Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-1

Type: duetVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria/Fenena
5Vieni o Levita Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
6Che faceste dite su Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Non parti? Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Ebben..? Ne andro lontano Popularity:

Opera: Wally, LaComposer: CatalaniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wally
9Non sapete quale affetto Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
10Un di quando le veneri Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
11Morro la mia memoria Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
12Annina? comandate? Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Annina
13Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
14Alfredo voi Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: ensembleVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
15Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
16Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
17Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
18Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
19Oh! qual pallor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
20Ah! fors e lui che l'anima Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
21Dell invito trascorsa e gia l'ora Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
22Follie! follie! delirio vano e questo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
23Alfredo? per parigi or partiva Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
24Addio del passato Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
25Sempre libera Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
26E strano! e strano! Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
27Teneste la promessa Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
28Qui la selva e piu folta Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
29Chi voi siate l'audace parola Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19-1

Type: Voice: cA T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar
30Che v'agita cosi? Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14-2

Type: trioVoice: cA S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo
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