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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #580 on: August 03, 2017, 06:59:58 AM »
I'm listening to the Juilliard Masterclasses at the moment. Fascinating.
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You can hear Willard White on No. 75 (out of 116) in Verdi: "Il lacerato spirito".
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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #581 on: August 03, 2017, 07:28:00 AM »
You can hear Willard White on No. 75 (out of 116) in Verdi: "Il lacerato spirito".
I think there is a group of "graduates" from that particular class...

You can also hear Barbara Hendricks (no 21 "Qui la voce", nos 62 & 89 "Io son l'umile ancella")

Willard White is also featured in no 92 "Tu sul labbro")

\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #582 on: September 15, 2017, 02:24:28 AM »
40 years ago today since the death of Maria Callas and it seems her influence is, if anything, more far reaching than ever.

To mark the event Warner is issuing a box set of Live Recordings, many of them in roles she never recorded. There has been much discussion as to where they went for their sources, and whether there are still better versions out there. For my money you can't do better than Divina Records or Ars Vocalis, but I've ordered the set anyway and look forward to its arrival later today.

\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #583 on: September 15, 2017, 04:07:36 AM »
Also an exhibit in Paris

Maria by Callas

And next Monday (Sept 18) A FULL DAY Maria Callas program on France Musique



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Re: Maria Callas
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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #585 on: September 15, 2017, 05:52:45 AM »
Also, an exhibition in Athens:

Μαρία Κάλλας: Ο μύθος ζει

There are tributes and exhibitions going on also in Venice, in Paris, in Dublin (where she never appeared), but nothing in London, which from 1952 until 1965 gave her one of her most loyal followings.


\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #586 on: September 15, 2017, 11:01:11 AM »
40 years ago today since the death of Maria Callas and it seems her influence is, if anything, more far reaching than ever.

To mark the event Warner is issuing a box set of Live Recordings, many of them in roles she never recorded. There has been much discussion as to where they went for their sources, and whether there are still better versions out there. For my money you can't do better than Divina Records or Ars Vocalis, but I've ordered the set anyway and look forward to its arrival later today.


I look forward to reading your thoughts about the remasters, and how they compare to other issues of the same recordings. I think I will cherry pick from these releases instead of buying the whole box, and go for the operas that either sound best or have not otherwise been recorded in full by Callas, like Macbeth. :)

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #587 on: September 15, 2017, 11:02:02 AM »
There are tributes and exhibitions going on also in Venice, in Paris, in Dublin (where she never appeared), but nothing in London, which from 1952 until 1965 gave her one of her most loyal followings.

They have been too busy with Princess Diana.......

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #588 on: September 16, 2017, 05:02:38 AM »
They have been too busy with Princess Diana.......

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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #589 on: September 21, 2017, 11:26:03 AM »
Some amusing Callas trivia:

about Renata Tebaldi
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"Comparing us is like comparing champagne with Coca-Cola"

This pasta commercial made her mad:
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It is by eating our spagetti that Callas lost half her weight.
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Re: Maria Callas
« Reply #590 on: September 21, 2017, 11:40:51 AM »
The Tebaldi quote is a misappropriation.

Apparently Callas said in an interview that their repertoires were completely different and that comparing them was like comparing champagne with cognac. It was someone in the audience, who quipped. "No, Coca-Cola!". The mis-quote has dogged her all her life.

As for the pasta company, she  (rightly) sued it for falsely, and illegally using her name.


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\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas

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