December 02, 2013

Maria Callas - 90th Anniversary

In memory of the legendary soprano Maria Callas, on her 90th Birthday!

Maria Callas was an American-Greek soprano and one of the most iconic opera singers of the 20th Century. She was known by audiences as La Divina, and covered works by Bellini, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and more. Maria was applauded for her bel canto technique leading to her stunning performances.

It is somewhat surprising that so few of her performances were filmed. This makes all the more precious the material that we do have, including her contributions to two gala concerts recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1962 and 1964 and contained on DVD.

To find out more about this collection of performances by Maria Callas, please click here.

Or why not try out our Essential classics Spotify app where you can find a Maria Callas playlist, featuring performances from Carmen, Tosca, La Traviata and more.