Maria Callas The Woman Behind the Legend (Paperback)
|Author: Arianna Huffington|
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|This is the story of Maria Callas, who transformed herself from a chubby, painfully shy girl into a magnificent celebrated soprano, the likes of which we've yet to see again. Huffington goes behind the glittering world of international high society and the opera community to reveal Callas' passionate love affair with Aristotle Onassis and her agony and humiliation at his leaving her, her troubled childhood, ill-fated marriage, and secret abortion.|
From the Publisher:
Legendary soprano Maria Callas, whose singing was as sensational as her life, is the subject of this biography by author and columnist Huffington. Huffington tells of Callas' transformation from a shy, chubby girl into one of the greatest opera singers of all time, her passionate love affair with Aristotle Onassis, and her ill-fated marriage.Legendary opera singer Maria Callas (1923-1977) was a brilliant soprano adored for her staggering triumphs at La Scala, the Met, and Covent Garden. But behind the public facade Callas wrestled with lifelong personal demons. Consumed by her relationship with tycoon Aristotle Onassis, she was the queen of his jet-set world for nine years - until he met a widow named Jackie. Written with profound empathy, Maria Callas offers an illuminating portrait of one of the most talented and spellbinding women of our century.