Maria

Maria

by Nadia Stancioff

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Overview

Maria by Nadia Stancioff

Years after her death Maria Callas remains one of the most renowned and compelling of all divas. Although much has been written about Callas the prima donna, the consummate stage magician, and the tragic lover of Aristotle Onassis, this is the first account of Maria the woman by someone who was close to her. Stancioff, a longtime friend, shares memories of the Maria who gave impromptu concerts of Beatles hits and Mexican ballads; of the Maria who starved herself to conform to the image of a celebrity but would go into rhapsodies about a plate of pasta. And to her own warm reminiscences, Stancioff adds the insights of Maria's friends, colleagues, and family. The figure that emerges is intriguing, infuriating, mystifying—and endlessly fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525245650
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/16/1987
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

Nadia Stancioff is a writer and public relations consultant. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Prelude: Tragonissi, 1970
1(6)
Flashback: A Job with Callas
7(15)
On to Turkey
22(14)
Beginnings
36(20)
The War Years
56(13)
To America and Back
69(7)
Meneghini
76(20)
La Scala
96(10)
Diva
106(17)
The Met
123(14)
Onassis
137(16)
Betrayal
153(16)
Back to Turkey
169(15)
Rome with Maria
184(18)
Tragonissi Again
202(15)
The Last Test
217(23)
Death
240

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