Google celebrates Maria Callas, the Divine!
Volpedo, 2013, Dicember 2

Today, BigG with a Doodle celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogheròpoulos, the great Maria Callas. The Doodle depicts her in a show at the theater.

Born in New York December 2, 1923 from Greek parents, Callas studied in Athens, where he remained from 1939 to 1945, before embarking on his international career from late forties to the sixties.

Callas, with a unique voice that made ​​it known to the world as the "Divine", brought to the fore some of the great masterpieces of the greatest Italian masters of the nineteenth century, especially Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti. Some of his most famous interpretations include: Bellini (Norma, I Puritani, La Sonnambula), Donizetti (Lucia di Lammermoor), Verdi (La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Aida), Ponchielli (La Gioconda) and Puccini (Tosca, Turandot). Her extraordinary ability to interpret the lyrics in a modern key, soon made ​​her a legend among colleagues and fans of the genre. Passion, musicality, craftsmanship, elegance and charm are just some of the features that singled her out.

His life was marked by several turbulent love affairs. The most famous one with the greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis for which she left her husband, the industrialist Giovanni Battista Meneghini. After a few years, when the idea came to life in Callas to get married, Onassis left her suddenly to marry the sister of his former mistress, has become a recent widow, Jacqueline Kennedy.

Disappearance in solitude in Paris on 16 September 1977, Maria Callas is the greatest soprano that history has known, for her powerful voice and impeccable technique. According to the medical report it was cardiac arrest and the rumors about a hypothetical suicide were denied.
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