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 (kăl′əs, kä′ləs), Maria Originally Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos. 1923-1977.
American soprano known for her technical capacity and dramatic intensity. Among her notable operatic roles was the title role in Bellini's Norma.


(Biography) Maria, real name Maria Anna Cecilia Kalageropoulos. 1923–77, Greek operatic soprano, born in the US


(ˈkæl əs)

Maria Meneghini, 1923–77, U.S. operatic soprano.
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Noun1.Callas - Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)Callas - Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)
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We've reached lots of milestones, and this is one more,' Callas said, 'but more important than the numbers are the exploration and the scientific discoveries.
Callas had worked at Apple in the 1990s and again between 2009 and 2011, when he designed an encryption system to protect data stored on a Macintosh computer.
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In 'Master Class' McNally portrays Callas as "glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny" woman, New York Post reported.
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As the play is constructed, the master classes Callas gave for Juilliard students in the early '70s (she died in 1977) are essentially the dramatic setup for two flagellating monologues in which the soprano rages about the injustices of her lifetime: the loss of her voice, which ended her career in 1965, and the loss of her longtime lover, the Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, who crassly threw her over for Jackie Kennedy.
While both La Vie En Rose and Callas Forever ostensibly fit within the biopic genre, they differ critically in their approach and style.
Unlike other Callas biographies, this one is directed toward the reader who wants to gain simultaneous insight into both artist and artistry.
Choose flowers with elegant lines such as calla lilies, anthurium, French tulips or heliconia.
There is, of course, Callas (whose presence is evoked in The Golden Age by another diva, Maria Malibran).
Callas left behind a plethora of superlative audio recordings which preserve at least much of her artistry for all time.
Ironically, many callas Puccini recordings are in roles she never--or only rarely--performed on stage.