Rivalry in Music – Callas vs. Tebaldi
Next broadcasts Saturday, December 2 at 22:10 on Mezzo
- Tuesday, December 26 at 01:00 on Mezzo
Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi were the two most famous sopranos of the second half of the last century. Turned into hostile enemies by their admirers, the two became untouchable goddesses of opera. For their fans, Callas was known as "the tigress", Tebaldi as "the voice of an angel": the two singers could hardly have been more different, whether in their professional or private lives. To this day, Callas remains perhaps the greatest soprano of all time. Her rival, Tebaldi, is best known to opera lovers. Why is the posthumous fame of the two prima donnas so different?
Recording: January 1 2020
Director: Andreas Morell
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