The Definitive Maria Callas book - Hardcover
The life of a diva in unseen pictures. Measures 35cm x 26.5 cm. Perhaps the most renowned and influential opera singer of all time, Maria Callas was revered not just for her otherworldly voice and dramatic flair, but for her spirit, beauty and innate sense of style. The fire and intensity of her personal life paralleled the dramatic roles she interpreted so passionately, and her successes and scandals were eagerly watched by the world. Working closely with the Fondazione Progetto Marzotto - the Italian arts trust that acquired a large archive of Maria Callas’ personal effects in 2013 - and Karl H. van Zoggel, head of The Maria Callas International Club, Roads publishing is delighted to present The Definitive Maria Callas: The Life of a Diva in unseen pictures. This lavish visual biography is a comprehensive and joyous exploration of the life and work of Maria Callas, which traces the length and breadth of her operatic career, from her first operas to her transform and eventual decline. Dotted with famous faces, this revealing collection captures the glitz and glamour of the dolce vita years, along with the heartache and loneliness that the lifestyle of a Prima Donna assoluta can entail. Showcasing never-before-seen intimate letters and recipes written in Callas’ own hand, and candid photos that shine a light on her childhood and tumultuous personal life, The Definitive Maria Callas reveals a softer, more human side to a talented, hard-working woman who was often condemned and isolated in equal measure.