|Maria Callas Web Pages|
This page originally (in 1996) had twice as many links as now, but (as with most link pages) it has been subject to considerable link rot since then. Several Callas pages were hosted on Yahoo's Geocities, which closed unceremoniously in 2009. As of 2014-10-08 all links were working (some to The Wayback Machine) except where noted, but new links have not been added for quite awhile.
- Scott Smith's Callas page
- A Callas Primer
Recommended books and recordings.
- Divina Records — hand-pressed CDs.
- CALLAS FOR BEGINNERS
A most interesting discussion by George Birnbaum (which unfortunately has now disappeared.
"... if you strip away all the hype and open your ears, I believe you will find Maria Callas to be the supreme exponent of drama in music since the dawn of the era of recorded sound. ... The Callas whose voice burns with Tosca's jealously finds wholly different musical characterizations for the raw sexuality of Carmen, the terrified hallucinations of Lucia, the noble willfulness of Norma, the fragile innocence of Amina, and the wilted hopes of Violetta."
- The Art of Maria Callas
"This site is dedicated to celebrating the greatest roles of Callas through sight and sound. Each page dedicated to a role contains a picture of the composer, images of Callas in the role and a sound file to illustrate her performance."
It was a wonderful site with lots of images of Callas and information about her performances as Lucia, Norma, Medea, Violetta and Tosca.
"Callas changed the sound of her voice for every role she sang and it ranged from black in 'Medea' to white in 'La Sonnambula', although one could never mistake her for anyone else."
- Lloyd Schwartz attended two of the master classes given by Maria Callas at the Julliard School of Music in New York in 1971, and here's what he writes about the experience.
Maria Callas Serendipity Home Page