Sunday, 16 September 2012

Maria Callas: 35 Years Today

Maria Callas remains the greatest operatic soprano who ever drew breath. Even towards the end of her career, when critics and cynics were saying that her voice was starting to fail her, she was ten times better than any contemporary. She had an unhappy private life--Onassis used her like he used everyone else, and dumped her like an old rubbing rag. But she triumphed over every adversity, and will never be replaced. It's thirty-five years today since she died, yet it seems just like yesterday.



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