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Maria Callas in Milan C.1958 Callas objected to being dressed in a baroque style saying that she was a Greek woman singing a Greek character. Her performance was met with rapture by the Scala audience so one assumes she relented.

Maria Callas backstage of Ifigenia in Tauride (by Christoph Willibald von Gluck), Teatro alla Scala, Photo by Willy Rizzo

Maria Callas as Bellini's Norma in Paris

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Atlanta, 1958 - With her husband Giovanni Battista Meneghini Photo by: www.vogue.it

Maria Callas confidential

Atlanta, 1958 - With her husband Giovanni Battista Meneghini Photo by: www.

La cantatrice Maria Callas et la princesse Grace de Monaco au sporting club de Monte-Carlo, Monaco le 17 janvier 1962.

Grace Kelly, l'éternelle princesse du chic