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The unknown Callas : the Greek years

Author: N Petsalēs-Diomēdēs
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 2001.
Series: Opera biography series, no. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The melodramatic story of the century's greatest soprano, from her birth to Greek-immigrant parents in New York to her triumphs on international stages, has often been chronicled, and the world is by now more than familiar with her fiery temperament, her tragic affairs, and her lonely death in a Parisian apartment at the age of fifty-three. In all these accounts, however, a key period in her life has gone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petsalēs-Diomēdēs, N., 1943-
Unknown Callas.
Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 2001
(OCoLC)639335219
Named Person: Maria Callas; Maria Callas; Maria Callas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Petsalēs-Diomēdēs
ISBN: 157467059X 9781574670592
OCLC Number: 44045775
Description: 672 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Opera biography series, no. 14.
Other Titles: Agnōstē Kallas.
Responsibility: Nicholas Petsalis-Diomidis ; with a foreword by the Earl of Harewood.

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"The melodramatic story of the century's greatest soprano, from her birth to Greek-immigrant parents in New York to her triumphs on international stages, has often been chronicled, and the world is by now more than familiar with her fiery temperament, her tragic affairs, and her lonely death in a Parisian apartment at the age of fifty-three. In all these accounts, however, a key period in her life has gone undocumented: at the age of thirteen, she left New York with her mother and sister and traveled to Greece, where she spent her formative teenage and early professional years." "The heart of this biography is the young Maria Callas's life in Athens from 1937 to 1943 - a turbulent time that was crucial to her artistic and personal development. In his researches of Athenian archives and through interviews with more than two hundred of Callas's Greek colleagues and friends, Nicholas Petsalis-Diomidis uncovers much that is new and dispels much that is old, casting new light on the whole of her life."--Jacket.

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