Maria Meneghini Callas

by Scott, Michael, 1935-

Format: Print Book 1992
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML420.C18 S35 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML420.C18 S35 1992
Along with John Ardoin's The Callas Legacy, this is the essential work about the most remarkable and disturbing singer to emerge after World War II. -- Opera News
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a biography for serious Callas (1923-1977) students, Scott ( The Great Caruso ) traces the career of the controversial diva from her teenage appearances as a budding prima donna through the triumphs of the early 1950s to later years when Callas's voice was increasingly frail. Pointing out the ``contradiction between the depth of Callas's extraordinary musicianship and the narrowness of her intellect,'' Scott plays down the sensational aspects of his subject's personal life and concentrates on her artistic genius. He analyzes her major performances and recordings, defining the prodigious talent and technique that, at the height of her vocal powers, she put to brilliant use in reviving the nearly forgotten early-19th-century bel canto opera repertoire. Scott's description of the rapid deterioration of her voice from the mid-'50s to her death adds a contrasting poignancy to the chronicle. Photos. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Callas, Maria, -- 1923-1977.
Sopranos (Singers) -- Biography.
Publisher Boston :Northeastern University Press,1992
Language English
Description 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-298) and index.
ISBN 1555531466 (alk. paper)
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