7 Deaths of Maria Callas, ENO, November 2023

Maria Callas — La Divina — was a phenomenon who changed the very nature of operatic singing. Born Maria Anna Cecilia Sofia Kalogeropoulos to Greek émigré parents in New York her father changed their surname to Kalos (meaning beautiful), later to Callas. While still in her twenties she sang utterly different title roles from Ponchielli’s La Gioconda to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, to say nothing of Brünnhilde in Die Walküre the same year — see my review in The Article.

2 Responses to “7 Deaths of Maria Callas, ENO, November 2023”

  1. PB Hodgson says:

    Oddly you don’t say what you thought of the show.

    • Mark Ronan says:

      I usually try to be balanced, but I did say that I didn’t much care for some of video projections. Putting it all together however was a marvellous idea, and overall Ι was very glad I went.

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