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Wednesday, March 02, 2011 - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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“A WOMAN, A VOICE, A MYTH” An exhibition celebrating the great singer Maria Callas

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“A WOMAN, A VOICE, A MYTH” An exhibition celebrating the great singer Maria CallasOn view stage costumes, dresses, memorabilia, and archival photos collected over years of passionate research by Bruno Tosi, President of Associazione Culturale Maria Callas. First displayed at the Olivetti Show Room in Venice in 1993, this exhibition has successfully toured around the world. Following shows at the Italian Cultural Institutes of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the exhibition has now been extensively enlarged and updated and is now on view at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.
The event has been organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, under the Patronage of the Italian Cabinet, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Greece-New York , with major support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation.

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was born in New York City and received her musical education in Greece and established her career in Italy. She was one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice, and great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina. Her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas “the artist” in the popular press. However, her artistic achievements were such that Leonard Bernstein called her “The Bible of Opera”. Her influence was so enduring that, in 2006, Opera News wrote of her: “Nearly thirty years after her death, she’s still the definition of the diva as artist— and still one of classical music’s bestselling vocalists”.

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Info

Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hours: 10 am- 4pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of New York and Consulate General Greece in New York

In collaboration with: Associazione Culturale Maria Callas with major support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Curated by Renata Rosati

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