Judged by her incandescent fame and her extraordinary voice and dramatic talent, Maria Callas should have led a sublimely happy life. Yet betrayal and tragedy were her constant companions. Without doubt the twentieth-century's most celebrated operatic diva, she blazed new paths, set new standards and changed the face of opera forever. Callas is both icon and myth, her private life from birth to death indelibly coloured by passion, vulnerability, rejection, the madness of a voracious press and personal tragedy. The mystery of Callas's last days, the charlatan who preyed upon her, her private angst over Onassis, her thwarted affair with the homosexual Italian director Visconti and her traumatic New York childhood and youthful struggle to survive in war-torn Greece are told here in full for the first time. In this new, vivid account Anne Edwards shows us the real Maria Callas, whose craving for affection and complex neurosis affected not only her life but her music.
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The remarkable rise, triumph and tragic end of the 20th century's greatest soprano.About the Author:
Anne Edwards is an American biographer who specialises in theatre, film and opera (including acclaimed lives of Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn) She lives with her songwriter-husband, Stephen Citron, in Los Angeles, but was resident in the UK and Europe in the 1970s.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97802978412891.0
Descrizione libro George Weidenfeld & Nicolson L, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0297841289