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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.” Our Own JJ reviews the documentary Maria by Callas.

Tongue tied

After January’s well-received Mozart concert-aria-orgy, Trove Thursday’s latest folie de grandeur is an overflowing three-part explosion of post-war divas in live performances of unexpected arias always in the “wrong language.”  Read more »

Art is domination!

Anna Netrebko is Maria Callas in Terrence McNally‘s Master Class! Read more »

‘La traviata’ on a parterre saturday afternoon

Today at 2:00 PM, Our Own JJ presents the “other” great Maria Callas Traviata from 1958, the glorious performance of June 20, 1958 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Rara avis

Tomorrow (Sunday) a staged reading of The Lisbon Traviata will be performed at New York’s LGBT Community Center.

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Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr!

Tristan has been the season-launching opera three times before now, but good luck finding someone to provide a firsthand account of the last time.

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Tales of the planet Htrae

“If Maria Callas remains the prototype of the stormy operatic diva, then Renée Fleming is the anti-Callas.”

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Happy Birthday Maria Meneghini Callas

Today would have been the 90th birthday of the quintessential prima donna.

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