Maria Callas Commendatore OMRI was an American-born Greek soprano who was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Maria Callas Commendatore OMRI (December 2, – Septem) was an American-born Greek soprano who was one of the most renowned and influential. Known as "La Divina," Maria Callas was a Greek American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Verdi, Rossini, and Bellini were three composers at the heart of Maria Callas's career. Her personal life was of tragic operatic dimensions and perhaps no role. Giacomo Puccini, Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, Gioachino Rossini, Alfredo Catalani, Camille Saint-Saëns, Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, Wolfgang Amadeus. 1. Viva La Divina! Born in New York City on 2 December , Maria Callas was adored by both public and critics alike for her vocal technique and dramatic. It was in the opera house that Maria Callas first created her legend. A complete singing actress, she gave physical performances that both reflected and. Find top songs and albums by Maria Callas including Un ballo in maschera ( Digital Remaster): Oh, qual soave brivido, La Forza del Destino ( In a luxurious new book, legendary soprano Maria Callas contemplates the struggle between Maria the woman and Callas the diva. Callas was the pinnacle of operatic stardom, and she still defines the word diva. “La Traviata”. “Dite alla giovine” with Ettore Bastianini.