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    Faust stage sketch
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    My two idols, Franco Corelli and Maria Callas (in order of appearance) between rehearsals for Fedora.

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    During rehearsals for La Sonnambula, La Scala 1955
    Callas, Cesare Valletti, Luchino Visconti, Leonard Bernstein

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    Franco Zeffirelli, production design for La Traviata La Scala

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    Callas graciously ceding the stage to colleague Giulietta Simionato during curtain calls
    for Medea, La Scala 1961
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
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    My two idols, Franco Corelli and Maria Callas (in order of appearance) between rehearsals for Fedora.
    This reminded me of a picture of Birgit Nilsson on a swing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
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    During rehearsals for La Sonnambula, La Scala 1955
    Callas, Cesare Valletti, Luchino Visconti, Leonard Bernstein
    I get chills looking at this photo of four extraordinary artists. The look of deep appreciation that seems to pass between Callas and Bernstein is beautiful. Of course it might actually just be in my imagination. Maybe she's thinking "Mio Dio! Why can't all my conductors look like that?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    I get chills looking at this photo of four extraordinary artists. The look of deep appreciation that seems to pass between Callas and Bernstein is beautiful. Of course it might actually just be in my imagination. Maybe she's thinking "Mio Dio! Why can't all my conductors look like that?"
    I seem to remember reading that there was indeed some mutual admiration going on between the two, artistically. But, didn’t I also read that Callas bluntly asked Lenny whether or not he was homosexual? And, in my imagination, doesn’t Visconti look jealously at Maria? The year before, he was the attraction. Oh, gossip!
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    Permission slip to enter Brazil, issued to Sophie Cecilia Kalos Meneghini in 1951, before she became Maria Callas.
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    Director Franco Zeffirelli rehearsing Maria Callas, Nicola Filacuridi, Judith Raskin and Paolo Montarsolo in Act 3 of La Traviata at Dallas Civic Opera, late Oct 1958. This turned out to be Callas' final performance on stage as Violetta.

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    Director Luchino Visconti in rehearsal with Maria Callas for La Traviata at La Scala, Milan, May 1955.

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    Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein in their first collaboration, Medea at La Scala, Milan, Dec 1953.

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    After performance


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    Wilhelm Furtwängler and Elisabeth Grümmer after performance of Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg at La Scala, Milan, 26 Feb 1952


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    Look at what I stumbled across!
    These are simply hilarious and quaint.

    Birgit Nilsson doll:

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    Joan Sutherland doll:

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    You can buy them!

    https://www.etsy.com/no-en/listing/5...iature-soprano

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/5020334...ng_top-1&frs=1

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    Maria Callas dolls, in costumes and make-up for 1964 Covent Garden Tosca, 1958 Lisbon Traviata and 1964-5 Paris Norma. Due to limitations in manufacturing process, the dolls' face doesn't quite look like her.
    Last edited by Augastine; Mar-27-2020 at 04:50.

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