Maria Callas Biography

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Maria Callas (1923-1977) was one of the great coloratura sopranos of the twentieth century.

Maria Callas was one of the greatest operatic voices of the 20th century. She revitalized opera and increased its appeal because of her dramatic skill. The extensive range of her singing voice (nearly three octaves) and her ability to emote enabled her to sing many operas that were rarely performed otherwise. Callas biographer Ariana Stassinopoulos said of the singer's dramatic flair, "She brought `finish' back to the music: each phrase, each word was meticulously weighed ... she never allowed it to become meaningless embroidery." And Michael Mark of American Record Guide noted of the American soprano, "Her strange, haunting, beautiful ... voice was complemented by an unerring dramatic sense."

Childhood in America

By most accounts Maria Callas was born Maria Kalogeropoulos in New York City, on December 3, 1923, just four months after her parents, George and Evangelia...

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