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Legends should never be forgotten; they raise the bar, inspire and remind us of times gone by. That is why today I have chosen to share this iconic recording of Casta Diva by the irrepressible Maria Callas.
Casta Diva is from the two- act opera ‘Norma’ which was first performed in La Scala on December 26, 1831 and created by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini. Recorded back in 1954, Calla’s interpretation of this classic displays her easeful and sweeping vocal range as she manipulates the notes with the level of clarity and control that has rightfully cemented her as a favourite amongst opera and music lovers around the world.
Take a moment to revel in the sounds of this beautiful piece of art:
“Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greeksoprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic gifts. 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 musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.” souce
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