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Posted on 05/31/2011


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Maria Callas,Casta Diva in Rome(RAI) 1957

The video shows Maria Callas in the RAI studios of Rome on December 31, 1957, singing her signature aria, “Casta diva” from Bellini’s Norma.

This is roughly 48 hours before the so-called “Rome walkout” that effectively ended Callas’s career in Italy and probably contributed more than anything else to her premature withdrawal from the stage.

(Briefly, I am of the opinion that Callas grew increasingly unable to handle the nervous strain of appearing before a hostile press, and that her dismay at Meneghini’s real or perceived mismanagement of her career contributed in no small part to her leaving him for Aristotle Onassis. This is speculation, based on what evidence we have; and all of the people who could confirm or deny my conjectures are long dead. Yes, Callas was in vocal decline by the late 1950s, but her nervous exhaustion greatly amplified the problems with her voice. )

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Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Magnifique, merci Evan!!!
6 years ago.
Amalthée
Amalthée
Merci!
6 years ago.
Edith Jaffré
Edith Jaffré
Estas vere, vere , belega ! dankon Evan
6 years ago.
Gabriella Stier
Gabriella Stier
Mi estas ravita, dankon, Evan!
6 years ago.
Daniel Debarnot
Daniel Debarnot
Document rare
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