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  • Krunoslav: I can’t say I much enjoyed Kaine’s chipper folksiness, though he’s clearly a better person and candidate than... 3:04 AM
  • Sanford: As wonderful as that number is with Burns, Allen, and Astaire, the fun house number is even better but I couldn’t find it... 1:06 AM
  • Krunoslav: Note the absence of any discussion in the NYT review of Ryan McKinny’s , um, *singing*. 1:05 AM
  • Sanford: I lovelovelove that video. I watched most of the speeches tonight. I though Tim Kaine was great. And Bloomberg was awesome. But... 1:02 AM
  • Camille: I still can’t remember for sure but I am pretty certain I saw that Tosca whilst still a virgin maiden (as the fact that Mr... 12:27 AM
  • Camille: ON THIS DAY I cleaned out my storage locker and finally found the missing half of my beloved and irreplaceable DON CARLOS score!... 12:08 AM
  • Camille: This sounds very good to me, her voice being very well suited to this role and not sounding as if she is just attempting to... 12:02 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I took one look at the first scene of Das Rheingold televised on SKY turned it off. 11:26 PM

La luce è fatta muta

On this day in 1977, Maria Callas left this world.  Do you remember where you were?   Read more »

The girl with the Onassis tattoo

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has been named as star of a film biography of Maria Callas to be directed by Niki Caro, reports Variety. Read more »

The artist is delusional

Marina Abramovic plans to start filming her ‘Seven Deaths’ project next summer, 25 years after she first conceived the idea of playing her heroine, the opera singer Maria Callas [not pictured]. In the seven short videos, the artist takes on the role of Callas performing the death scenes of seven operas, including Carmen, Tosca, Madam Butterfly and La Traviata.”[The Art Newspaper]

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Listen like a pirate day

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings.

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Callas Edition

Divina, deconstructed

“The sensation is that you are actually right there in the studio with Callas herself.”

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Voce di donna o d’angelina

With all due respect to Meryl Streep, there is only one actress currently active in film qualified to play Maria Callas.

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The winner takes it all

It had to happen sooner or later: Meryl Streep will play Maria Callas.

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Stairway to heaven

Once again, beloveds, we approach the Milanese shrine that simultaneously attempted to  cultivate and destroy the career of Maria Meneghini Callas.

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Their master’s voice

One of Mike Richter‘s most spectacular achievements was the remastering and digitization of the complete master classes conducted by Maria Callas at the Juilliard School in 1971-1972.

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Il sacro fuoco

Here’s recent Met debutante Liudmyla Monastyrska in that ultimate “furibonda” role, Abigaille in Nabucco.

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