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Maria Callas

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano who was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century

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My favorite opera singer, Maria Callas, was one of the most influential figure of the 20th century. She made people love opera and also revived the italian bel canto style. A great soprano with great acting qualities and a complex, but sensible personality.

Maria Callas

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Singing style

"The tone of the voice was warm, lyrical, intense; it swirled and flared like a flame and filled the air with melodious reverberations like a carillon. It was by any standards an amazing phenomenon...

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About her teacher,  Elvira De Hidalgo

In 1968, Callas told Lord Harewood:

"De Hildalgo had the real great training, maybe even the last real training of the real bel canto . As a young girl—thirteen years old—I was immed...

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Elvira De Hidalgo about Maria Callas

De Hidalgo later recalled Callas as "a phenomenon... She would listen to all my students, sopranos, mezzos, tenors... She could do it all."

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