The epitome of the diva as artist, Maria Callas is brought vividly to life in this fantastic album-like compilation of archival photographs, personal documents and newspaper clippings from Callas’ own collection. The images and articles preserved by Callas are frequently enhanced by her own annotations, recording the names of the people portrayed and the occasions. Here we see Callas on holiday, backstage or at home; with Mario del Monaco, Toscanini, Visconti and other celebrities; and, of course, in her many onstage roles, and in press shots. This volume is thus an ideal album of the Divina’s memories, following the order and the themes her archival choices favored, highlighting personal objects, her career and her unbridled passion for fashion and elegance. The photographs span the years 1942–74, and the newspapers 1947–60.
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