Maria Callas

1923 - 1977

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Maria Callas (born Sophie Cecilia Kalos; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) 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. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and, further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Callas has received more than 4,147,153 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Maria Callas is the 6th most popular singer (down from 5th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from United States (up from 54th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Singer.

Maria Callas was a Greek-American opera singer who is most famous for her bel canto technique.

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Among singers, Maria Callas ranks 6 out of 3,541Before her are Elvis Presley, Édith Piaf, Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, and Janis Joplin. After her are Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, and Charles Aznavour.

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Among people born in 1923, Maria Callas ranks 2Before her is Henry Kissinger. After her are Lee Kuan Yew, Shimon Peres, Idi Amin, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Charlton Heston, Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, and Italo Calvino. Among people deceased in 1977, Maria Callas ranks 3Before her are Charlie Chaplin and Elvis Presley. After her are Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, René Goscinny, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, and Alexey Stakhanov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 48 out of 15,968Before her are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Andy Warhol (1928), Robert De Niro (1943), Henry Ford (1863), John Wilkes Booth (1838), and Janis Joplin (1943). After her are Morgan Freeman (1937), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Richard Nixon (1913), Al Capone (1899), Louis Armstrong (1901), and Kirk Douglas (1916).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 4Before her are Elvis Presley (1935), Cher (1946), and Janis Joplin (1943). After her are Frank Sinatra (1915), Johnny Cash (1932), Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), and Barbra Streisand (1942).