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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 …

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