Greeks howl down horrendous Maria Callas statue

Greeks howl down horrendous Maria Callas statue


norman lebrecht

October 17, 2021

Greece has commissioned a centennial bronze statue of the soprano to stand at the foot of the Acropolis, no less.

Early responses are unflattering – ‘a replica of an Oscar’ is one, ‘Gandhi in heels’ another.

Surely they could have tried harder.



  • Una says:

    Nearly as bad as the ghastly one put up this year of Princess Diana in London!

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Look around at recent attempts to ‘honour’ people from the arts to football and ask yourself why the level is so eye-watering abysmal. I wish I knew.

  • Terence says:

    Don’t they normally make a plaster cast before pouring the bronze?

    That would have been the time to intervene.

  • Ernest says:

    It does not look like her!

  • Allen says:

    Is that a mime artist?

  • Add a few feathers and that will be a cigar store Indian.

  • Zandonai says:

    My favorite diva Edita Gruberova deserves a statue too.