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Maria Callas: A Centennial Celebration

In-Theatre Performance

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Schuster Center February 5, 2023 2:30 pm


Bellini La sonnambula “Ah, non credea mirarti… Ah! non giunge”
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor “Regnava nel silenzio…Quanto rapito in estasi”
Bellini Norma “Casta diva”
Donizetti Anna Bolena “Piangete voi… Al dolce guidami”
Puccini Madama Butterfly “Un bel di”
Puccini Tosca “Vissi d’arte”
Bizet Carmen “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”
Verdi Don Carlos “O don fatale”

And more!

About the Program

Dayton Opera celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas with a concert of some of the diva’s most famous arias. Considered by many to be the greatest opera singer of all time, Callas could sing the entire soprano range, from mezzo-soprano to high coloratura soprano. Brilliant, beautiful, and unequaled, “La Divina” — the divine one, as she was called, performed widely varying roles with unparalleled dramatic expression and authenticity.  The program, reflecting this versatility in musicianship, artistry, and repertoire, will be sung by four of opera’s rising young stars as they pay homage to the renowned prima donna.

Featured Artists

Howard Watkins, music director and pianist