Maria Callas (1923–1977)


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This volatile opera diva was born Sophie Cecilia Kalos in New York City to Greek émigrés on December 2, 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and her sister. The ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 53) in Paris, France

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Ghost in the Shell Soundtrack
(2017)
The American Soundtrack
(2010)
(2015)
22 Bullets Soundtrack
(2010)

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 2019/II The Beautiful Face (Short)
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 1969 Medea
Medea
 1968 Callas Walking Lucia (Short)
Lucia
 1968 Mona Lisa (Short)
 1967 »Fata Morgana« med Nina og Frederik (TV Movie)
Opera singer / self
 1966 Adieux de Tabarin (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Her stage credits include: title role in the opera "Medea" by Luigi Cherubini and François-Benoît Hoffmann (Royal Opera House, London, 1959)

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Maria Meneghini-Callas

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Giovanni Battista Meneghini  (divorced)

Parents:

George Kalogeropoulos | Evangelia (Litza) Kalogeropoulos
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Personal Quote:

Love is so much better when you're not married. See more »

Trivia:

Rejected invitations to play Norma by director Joseph Losey, and Tosca by director Franco Zeffirelli, and was tempted to do Medea by director Carl Theodor Dreyer - a project that did not materialize - and finally accepted to be Medea in Pier Paolo Pasolini film - when her voice failed her. See more »

Nickname:

La Divina

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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