Thoughts on <em>La Gioconda</em>: Callas Thoughts on <em>La Gioconda</em>: Callas

Maria Callas’s official debut in opera was as La Gioconda in 1947 at the arena in Verona.

on March 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM
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Perhaps the greatest souvenir of her art there is.

on December 05, 2023 at 10:00 AM

I need to state right off the bat that I have never been one to worship at the altar of Maria Callas. While I can acknowledge her greatness, there are many other singers whom I prefer in the Bel Canto repertoire. So I was skeptical when I began watching Callas Assoluta from ArtHaus Musik.

on November 04, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Who but La Cieca’s idol and role model Liz Smith would have the wit (not to mention the balls) to compare Sarah Palin to Maria Callas, complete with quote from Sir Rudolf Bing, plus an offhand allusion to…

on September 04, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Well, it had to happen sooner or later, and so it did happen, sometime between last night and tonight. La Cieca has decided she’s taking Roberto Alagna‘s side in The Scandale. Yes, yes, La Cieca hears your gasps and snorts of disbelief and contempt, but you know, cher public, La Cieca is, deep in her…

on December 13, 2006 at 3:37 PM