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Articles tagged with "Maria Callas"

There's something about Norma: The story behind Maria Callas and her signature role

7 October 2016

Despite her considerable artistic achievements, writers and fans have long made links between the heroine of Bellini's opera and Callas' own tumultuous private life.

Norma musical highlight: ‘Casta diva’

16 September 2016

Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.

Opera Essentials: Bellini’s Norma

5 September 2016

Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

The most beautiful paintings inspired by dance

27 July 2016

From Degas to Matisse – we take a look at some of the best art capturing dance.

Recommended Recordings: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's operas on offer, how do you choose between them?

Opera Essentials: Il turco in Italia

8 April 2015

Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.

Recommended recordings: November 2014

19 November 2014

This month the focus falls on new recordings by Maria Callas, Antonio Pappano and Cecilia Bartoli.

ENO celebrates the life of Lord Harewood

20 June 2014

English National Opera hosts a special gala performance in celebration of the life of a crucial figure in British opera.

Tosca Musical Highlight: 'Vissi d'arte'

1 May 2014

A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.

Renato Cioni: A look back at the tenor's Covent Garden performances

5 March 2014

The Italian tenor, who recently died, starred in Franco Zeffirelli's iconic production of Tosca with Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.

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