Cher Public

Diva, unfiltered

definitive-callasHow many books have been published about Anna Maria Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou Meneghini Callas, great operatic goddess of the dark arts? Just in my own lifetime it’s nearly become its own cottage industry.  Read more »

Divine, madness

mariaThis is our anniversary day, cher public: the 23rd birthday of parterre box and what would have been the 93rd birthday of Maria Callas.  Read more »

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.

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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.”

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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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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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