LA DIVINA: The Art of Maria Callas

LA DIVINA: The Art of Maria Callas


LA DIVINA: The arias of Maria Callas

Opera Santa Barbara presents an afternoon of famous opera arias and ensembles from the repertoire of the legendary soprano Maria Callas, sung by sopranos Eleni Calenos and Jana McIntyre and guest artists accompanied by the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra conducted by Kostis Protopapas.

Greek soprano Eleni Calenos, has portrayed Puccini and Verdi heroines throughout the United Stated in performances that were hailed as “for the ages, both vocally and dramatically” by Opera News, “searing…, mercurial, heart-on-the sleeve” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a true wonder” by the Houston Press.

Metropolitan Opera Competition 2022 Grand Prize winner Jana McIntyre has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Arizona opera, in addition to several roles with Opera Santa Barbara. Jana, whose repertoire includes baroque and bel canto operas, contemporary works, and musical theater, has been praised for her “dancer’s grace, mercurial wit, and vibrant soprano tone” by Opera News and her “…movie star looks and the poise to match” by Opera Wire.

The program will include selections from Maria Callas’ signature repertoire, such as The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, and Norma.

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