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Intimate memories of Maria Callas

September 8, 2017 by norman lebrecht

5 comments.


Next week will be 40 years since Callas died.

Her bosom friend Giovanna Lomazzi has been sharing memories on Italian TV.

He always said that I was her little sister. She needed to create bonds because they were missing in her family. Her father lived in America and she never saw him, and her relations with her mother and sister were terrible. Her mother never came to one of her performances, and concentrated on the other sister who had no particular talent.

More here on Gramilano.


Comments (5)

  1. Ungeheuer says:

    Ad nauseam

    1. Casta Diva says:

      After she took up with Nick the Greek it all went downhill!

  2. Una says:

    How lovely for Giovanna to have such memories. Life is precious.

  3. La verita says:

    Just more fiction to add to the piles of fiction written about Callas – more than 60 books have been written about her, and most are pure gossip & trash. Anyone seeking the truth about Callas can read the only 2 books that present the truth – one written by her husband (which covers only the 12 years of Callas’ s great career), and the other written by her sister, which covers the years before & after her public career. Together, these 2 books present the entire life of Callas, and dispel the myths created by all the other books combined.

  4. Alexander says:

    thank you for sharing this with us … Maria is the planet of her own and she is adorable


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