Maria Callas, the queen of bel canto (1923-1977)
Her real name was Cecilia Sophia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulos, born in a family of musicians, at age 10, her mother, Evangelia, forced her to force her voice to be caught in some audition, Maria, who weighed about 90 kilos, moved On stage with awkwardness, Elvira Hidalgo, an opera singer, would be her teacher, and not only help her improve her voice, but also lose weight, even threatening to stop giving classes.
On April 21, 1949 he married Giovanni Battista Meneghini, who would be his agent.
After her divorce, the so-called romance of the century, Maria Callas and Greek shipbuilder Aristoteles Onassis, the future husband of "Widow of America," Jackie Kennedy, began.
In 1971, after eight long years without singing, Callas resurfaced from its ashes, but, after Onassis's death, Maria would take refuge in her apartment in Paris, where she would die on September 16, 1977 at the age of 53.
Thus the curtain fell on a woman who would be catapulted to the Olympus of music, the woman who would imitate the figure and the elegance of Audrey Hepburn, the singer of great works like "Norma", the woman who would sing in the theater in ruins of The Acropolis of Athens.