La Divina La Divina

Born 96 years ago today.

on December 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Little Miss Divina Little Miss Divina

Can you imagine the filmmakers’ embarrassment when they suddenly realized they’d made a movie about Maria Callas by mistake?

on July 08, 2019 at 10:27 AM
Do be ridiculous Do be ridiculous

Theatre at St. John’s and Yorick Theatre Co. are presenting the first ever revival of Charles Ludlam‘s Galas, “inspired by the life of La Divina Maria Callas.”

on May 21, 2019 at 1:46 PM
Virtually capricious! Virtually capricious!

“El espectáculo que reviviría al Maria Callas en escenarios chilenos a través de hologramas fue definitivamente cancelado.”

on February 14, 2019 at 8:35 PM
Divine intervention Divine intervention

Born on this day in 1923.

on December 02, 2018 at 8:28 AM
Come to me my melancholy diva Come to me my melancholy diva

“What emerges from this handsome but sentimental film is a portrait of the artist in decline, cocooning herself in defensive victimhood.

on October 02, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Divine intervention Divine intervention

The second half of Warner Classics’ Maria Callas Live Remastered set represents the years 1954 to 1964 in the career of La Divina.

on September 15, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Divinity, restored Divinity, restored

All the daring and imagination of La Divina’s live work, particularly in the early years, is revealed in Warner Classics’ Maria Callas: The Live Recordings.

on September 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Diva, unfiltered Diva, unfiltered

How many books have been published about Anna Maria Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou Meneghini Callas, great operatic goddess of the dark arts?

on December 15, 2016 at 2:58 PM
Divine, madness Divine, madness

This is our anniversary day, cher public.

on December 03, 2016 at 11:40 AM
La luce è fatta muta La luce è fatta muta

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

on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM
The girl with the Onassis tattoo 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.

on May 13, 2015 at 5:53 AM
The artist is delusional 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.”

on December 03, 2014 at 1:47 PM
Listen like a pirate day 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.

on September 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM
Divina, deconstructed Divina, deconstructed

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

on September 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM
Voce di donna o d’angelina 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.

on June 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM
The winner takes it all The winner takes it all

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

on June 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Stairway to heaven Stairway to heaven

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

on April 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM
Their master’s voice 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.

on December 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Il sacro fuoco Il sacro fuoco

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

on April 02, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Hurling Hurling

It shouldn’t take you but a moment to find the great huge clunking error of fact in this Vanity Fair profile of Joyce DiDonato.

on January 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM
The anniverary The anniverary

It’s that date that rolls around once a year, cher public, the date we celebrate the 1993 founding of parterre box and the 1923 birth of Maria Callas.

on December 03, 2012 at 1:30 AM
Crowning glory Crowning glory

To imagine that I have anything new to say about Maria Callas’ 1957 performance of Anna Bolena at La Scala is sheer pomposity.

on August 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM
Fifty Shades of Great Fifty Shades of Great

Those adorable kids over at EMI Classics have followed up the ridiculous with the sublime: an mp3 download of 50 arias (over four hours of music) sung by Maria Callas for… are you ready? 99 cents.

on August 17, 2012 at 5:47 PM