Never before seen pictures and letters written by the world-renowned opera singer, Maria Callas.The book is a great Christmas gift for the opera lover.
When A Mom Gets to Read
Hey guys! I read a book! I mean it was not any kind of book but one where I learned about someone. Truth be told, I am in the middle of 4 books and some day I will finish all of them but this particular book I read in one night because well, it was made of a lot of photos.
Thankful I had the opportunity to perform a private concert for a gentleman celebrating his 80th birthday. Thirty minutes of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, and Gounod performed in the patio. What an experience! • • • • • • #singing #arts #opera #operasinger #privateconcert #lifestyle #music #soprano #love #verdi #puccini #classicalmusic #summer #stage #performance #culture #night #classical #singer #mainline #Devon #Philly #pa #pennsylvania
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I have to admit that I do not talk much about opera especially with the title of my blog. While I love listening to opera and watching videos, I really have not been able to perform. Several months ago I had the pleasure of singing in a private concert for a gentleman’s 80th birthday. It was something I enjoyed immensely and see myself doing more often.
Maria Callas is one of my favorite opera singers and one that I have been intrigued with for a long time. She has always reminded me of my Chilean grandmother with her sense of style and elegance but then Ms. Callas was also full of passion and beauty. After getting a view into her letters, I really got a sense of the life she led and how intense she really was.
It was her passion for life and her passion for music that made her a big star. It was very convicting to see and read how intensely she worked on her art that made her the great star she was but it does not mean she had a happy life. In The Definitive Maria Callas: The Life of a Diva in Unseen Pictures the book shares another depth to her life through never-before seen letters written to her husband / manager in addition to photos that had to be restored in order to share in this amazing book.
A Perfect Book for your Coffee Table
Working closely with the Fondaziono Proge Marzotto, the Italian arts trust who acquired the archive of Maria Callas in 2013, and Karl van Zoggel, head of the International Maria Callas Club, ROADS is delighted to present this amazing visual biography.
The photos in this book are amazing, mixed with black and white and colored photos. There is a nice balance between real life photos and photos of her in her home and in costume. It reminds me of the season of life I got to wear costumes while performing in Houston. It’s definitely from another world and it quickly transported me. There are also several recipes in her own handwriting that are shared in this book! So exciting!
Consider giving this book to those loved ones who love opera or even are a fan of Maria Callas. It is an amazing and magical book. It is available online and in fine bookstores.
The publishers were very kind to offer a copy of this book to one of my readers in the US. Please leave a comment to let me know if you have a favorite opera singer or if you have a favorite opera.
The giveaway will end in November 28th at midnight. Thanks for entering!
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