Maria Meneghini Callas by Michael Scott

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Along with John Ardoin's The Callas Legacy, this is the essential work about the most remarkable and disturbing singer to emerge after World War II. -- Opera News
 

About Michael Scott

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Irish-born Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors. He has over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore and audiences writing for both adults and young adults. Scott had been published in thirty-seven countries, in twenty languages. Scott is considered one of the authorities on Celtic folklore. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years. Scott is the author of the Series Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Tales from the Land of Erin, Tales of the Bard, and De Dannan. Scott also writes historical novels under pen name Anna Dillon.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by Simon & Schuster. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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She gave up these roles (Turandot was ``a voice-wrecker,'' and houses called for Isoldes in German, not Callas's limpid, spontaneous, tender Italian), turned largely to Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, and the young Verdi, in whom she found huge rooms of fresh vocal drama untouched by fellow singers,...

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In a biography for serious Callas (1923-1977) students, Scott ( The Great Caruso ) traces the career of the controversial diva from her teenage appearances as a budding prima donna through the triumphs of the early 1950s to later years when Callas's voice was increasingly frail.

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