Original full-length role portrait photograph of Callas in Il Pirata at La Scala, signed in full, inscribed to Bill Scott, dated 1970. Maria CALLAS.

Original full-length role portrait photograph of Callas in Il Pirata at La Scala, signed in full, inscribed to Bill Scott, dated 1970.

With handstamp to verso: "Copyright by E. Piccagliani." 148 x 105 mm.

Maria Callas was the most famous and also the most glamorous opera singer of her time. Her fame was enhanced by her attractive physique, and her early death turned her into an almost mythical figure. Initially performing dramatic roles including most of Wagner's soprano parts, she later focused on the Italian belcanto repertory.

"Of Callas’s artistic pre-eminence there can be no doubt. Among her contemporaries she had the deepest comprehension of the Classical Italian style, the most musical instincts and the most intelligent approach. There was authority in all that she did on the stage and in every phrase that she uttered." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.

Erio Piccagliani worked as a photographer at La Scala from 1950 to 1979.

Bill Scott may have been the American voice actor (1920-1985). Item #23880

Price: $850.00  other currencies

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