[Item #6087] Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend. Arianna Stassinopoulos, Maria Callas.
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend

Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Maria Callas (1923–1977) was one of the most renowned and respected opera singers of the 20th century. A soaring soprano, Callas’ voice was known for its lifting ethereal quality, its rich, warm tones, and generally its ephemeral, hauntingly beautiful resonance. Critics widely praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini, and further to the works of Verdi and Puccini, and in her early career to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina ("The Divine One"). “Maria Callas: The Woman Behind The Legend” was composed using a wealth of previously unpublished material and numerous first-hand interviews, by Arianna Stassinopoulos, who documents Callas' interminable conflict with her mother, her deeply emotional relationship with her voice, the gradual unraveling of her first marriage, her passionate love affair with Aristotle Onassis, her agony and humiliation at his leaving her, and her secret abortion. Rich, dripping with pathos, and remarkably intimate, “Maria Callas” is a phenomenal biography that details the life of one of the greatest opera singers of all time. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket. First edition though not explicated as such at copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Book is in very fine condition with only slight wear to fine edges; dust-jacket is in very fine condition with slight wear to fine edges and minor smudging to front and back covers. Otherwise a substantially mint volume! Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #6087]

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