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Maria Callas

1923 - 1977

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Maria Callas (born Maria Anna Cecilia Sophie Kalogeropoulou; 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 4,773,296 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia. Maria Callas is the 7th most popular singer (down from 6th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from United States (down from 48th in 2019) and the 5th 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 7 out of 3,528Before her are Elvis Presley, Édith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Janis Joplin, and Luciano Pavarotti. After her are Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, and David Bowie.

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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, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Heydar Aliyev, Charlton Heston, Marcel Marceau, Irma Grese, and Rocky Marciano. 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, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, René Goscinny, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 57 out of 18,182Before her are Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), Jack London (1876), Charles Manson (1934), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), and Louis Armstrong (1901). After her are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), James Stewart (1908), George H. W. Bush (1924), Robert Frost (1874), Donald Trump (1946), and Toni Morrison (1931).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 5Before her are Elvis Presley (1935), Aretha Franklin (1942), Cher (1946), and Janis Joplin (1943). After her are Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), and Johnny Cash (1932).