Inspiring quotes by Maria Callas

Top 10 most inspiring quotes by Maria Callas

  • You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.
  • An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.
  • That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
  • I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
  • When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.
  • Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.
  • It’s a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven’t.
  • There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.
  • Real friends are very special, but you have to be careful because sometimes you have a friend and you think they are made of rock, then suddenly you realise they’re only made of sand.
  • I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not a devil, either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.

Maria Callas

Maria Callas (1923-1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She was born in New York City to Greek immigrant parents and studied at the Athens Conservatory in Greece.

Callas made her professional debut in 1942 in Athens, and soon after began performing in Italy. She quickly gained international recognition for her powerful voice and dramatic interpretations of classic opera roles.

Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Callas performed in major opera houses around the world, including La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She was particularly renowned for her performances in the operas of Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.

In addition to her impressive singing career, Callas was known for her dramatic personal life, including a tumultuous relationship with Aristotle Onassis. She retired from performing in 1965 and lived in seclusion until her death in Paris in 1977. Today, she is remembered as one of the greatest singers of all time and a cultural icon.

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