Why do people love Maria Callas?

March 6, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Maria Callas portrait looking over right shoulder
Maria Callas

An appreciation of a pioneering artist for the first episode in Women’s History Month. Callas can be a polarizing singer, but if someone carefully shows you the access points, you may begin to understand why SO MANY listeners swear by her interpretations.


Playlist to include only live performances including excerpts from Aida from Mexico City in 1951, La Sonnambula at La Scala in 1955, Norma from Rome in 1955,  and the legendary “Lisbon” Traviata of 1958.

This episode of Listening to Singers will be available for listening on-demand until March 19.