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Maria Callas

Maria Callas remains an icon with an instantly recognizable voice. But she was also the first opera singer to be equipped with the ingredients of international...

Short Takes: Books: The Great Bagarozy

Cora Dulz is a psychiatrist who needs her head examined. She is sexually frustrated and has just lost two patients to suicide. What's more, she's infatuated with...

THEATER: LEGENDS OF THE FALL

HERE'S A SOLITARY WOMAN, NOT young, who holds the stage completely. She's solitary whether or not others stand beside her, for she glows at the center of your...

Music: A Smoky Voice, A Fiery Lady

Maria Callas: 1923-1977 "Have no doubt about who you are," Maria Callas once counseled a student soprano. La Divina, as she was called, was talking about the...

Music: A Debut for Callas

Ever since she sang her last public performance in 1965, the opening of each new season has been preceded by a flurry of rumors that Maria Callas this year...

Music: Exit La Callas

Prima Donna Maria Callas, past mistress of the grand operatic exit, did it again last week. After her closing performance in Bellini's Il Pirata, she stalked out...

Books: The Grandest Diva

MARIA CALLAS: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LEGEND by Arianna Stassinopoulos; Simon & Schuster; 383 pages; $15.95 Franco Zeffirelli said that she did as much as Verdi...

Music: Callas Comes Back

"I believe I must be just a little American kid at the back of my mind because I wanted someone, Prince Charming, to come in and take me away. " She might have...

Music: Putting In the Poetry

The props are simple: desk, music stand, stool, a pair of horn-rimmed glasses used occasionally as a baton. The cast is small: one piano accompanist, plus any...

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