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Maria Callas: Sacred Monster

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  71 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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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
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.
Feb 12, 2008 STEPHANIE rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: opera gurus only
Shelves: my-favorites
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...
Jan 28, 2013 Mamma23 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I took it with a grain of salt. Some of the information was at odds with other bios I read. Juicy read.
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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.
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.
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