Maria Callas and Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s birthday gala, 1962
The Google doodle today is of Maria Callas. Happy 90th birthday Maria Callas!
Maria Callas avec Luchino Visconti et Leonard Bernstein à la scala de Milan pendant les répétitions de La Sonnambula de Vincenzo Bellini. Milan 1955 © Mario Dondero
Verdi: O Don Fatale | Maria Callas, 1964
“In all her recordings, one witnesses this incredible technique at work, whether it is Puritani, Sonnambula, Lucia, Norma or Abduction, [or] turning around to sing Gioconda and Kundry. This ability to devour all of vocal music history, and take it into herself and spew out such excellent examples of all these different styles — you just think, “How is a voice able to encompass all of this?” Well, it’s not the voice, it’s the woman behind the voice.”- Catherine Malfitano
Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977)