Maria Callas: Rise and Fall of a Legend




Class Description

The fascination is unabated til today. The divine diva captured the imagination not only of the medias and opera lovers but also of the masses in general. What was the secret of this American megastar with deep Greek roots? Klaus and Maria Haeussler try to unveil that secret by following the course of her life as well as her career. What impact had the connection with Greece’s richest man Aristoteles Onassis on her? How Jackie Kennedy became part of Maria Callas’ unhappy part of life? – Not only will we listen to the most brilliant arias but will put them in contrast to other great opera singers. So everybody of the class can develop his or her own opinion about quality, vibes, charisma or presence of these opera stars and their voices.

Three, 2-hour sessions, Thursdays 10 a.m. – Noon.
Begins October 24, 2019. Location: Private home in Amesbury.
Details will be provided to those enrolled in the class.
Cost: $30. Class limit: 15.

Maria & Klaus Haeussler—musicians, teachers, music enthusiasts, and adventurers who play the piano both as solo performers and as a duet. They great opera aficionados as well and Maria Callas fans.