Tag Archives: Callas

More on Lucia Di Lammermoor

In my review of the Met’s recent HD telecast of Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor I mentioned the famous incident at the old Met when Maria Callas lost her high note at the end of the Duet between Lucia and Enrico in the first scene of the opera’s second act. Looking around the web I noticed…

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Pavarotti and Presley

For some time after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, I’ve been thinking about fame and reputation and how it often doesn’t conform to reality. The reaction to the great tenor’s death reminded me of the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and Maria Callas both of which happened close together 30 years before Pavarotti’s…

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