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Maria Callas: Sacred Monster

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
There are wonderful photos throughout the book.
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published April 26th 1999 by Simon & Schuster Books (first published 1983)
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Ronald
Feb 11, 2016 Ronald rated it really liked it
As a longtime aficionado of All Things Callas, I initially found the "Monster" in the title off-putting, until I realized that the author's choice of "Sacred Monster" was meant to be ironic, and that he was in fact a lifelong friend and admirer of this uniquely gifted dramatic coloratura soprano.

Stelios was a true insider, who attended nearly all of Maria's performances, and who had an intimate knowledge of the so called scandals that unfairly burdened this fine woman throughout her professiona
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STEPHANIE
Feb 12, 2008 STEPHANIE rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: opera gurus only
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This book will be fascinating only to those who adore Maria Callas and opera. It's one hundred percent opera on every page - including the drama between Callas and her peers, lovers and family. I am still reading, but enjoying every musical moment...
Madeline
Feb 29, 2012 Madeline rated it liked it
This book was good in terms of details. However, I became slightly bored in middle when the book was simply lisitng her performances. I guess I should have expected this her being an opera singer and all.
James
Aug 16, 2010 James rated it it was amazing
Finally a book that focusses on the art instead of the private life. Also a great pictorial account of many of the performances. A well researched biography.
Scyi Norgaard
Apr 29, 2013 Scyi Norgaard rated it liked it
A very detailed examination of the life of Maria Callas. I found the emotional depth of understanding a little cold but enjoyed all of the analysis.
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Jan 28, 2013 Mamma23 rated it liked it
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I took it with a grain of salt. Some of the information was at odds with other bios I read. Juicy read.
Andrea Porter
Jun 29, 2011 Andrea Porter rated it really liked it
Fascinating!
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