Sunday, July 24, 2011

La Divina

On Tuesday evening, we attended a fine performance of the the Manhattan Theater Club's Broadway revival of "Master Class."

The 1995 play by Terrence McNally is a look of the legendary opera diva Maria Callas. The soprano is adeptly brought to life in the revival by the Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly.

From The Economist's review: "Ms. Daly is excellent, revealing a Callas-like commitment to text and nuance that vividly evokes La Divina's real despair."

For this week's belated "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend," below is a clip of Callas singing the Puccini aria "O Mio Babbino Caro."


Bonus: Callas with a selection from "Carmen":

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