American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Callas, Maria Originally Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos. 1923-1977. American soprano known for her technical capacity and dramatic intensity. Among her notable operatic roles was the title role in Bellini's Norma.
- n. Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)
“(Soundbite of aria, Casta Diva from Norma) Ms. MARIA CALLAS (Greek Soprano; Opera Singer): (Singing in foreign language) NEARY: Just a few years earlier in Venice, Callas had stunned the opera world with the extraordinary range of her voice.”
“I'm not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.”
“That evening under a rain of acidic catcalls Callas fled the stage.”
“Spirit will be experiencing decreasing power levels, and we will likely see energy levels that will drop below 160 watt hours," said Callas, which is the level of power the rover needs to maintain so it can communicate daily with Earth.”
“Millo also called Callas a huge bonfire, referring to her explosive performances, but also to the fact that Callas burned white hot, then fizzled out, with a voice left in tatters while she was still in her 40s.”
“The series promises luminaries such as Callas, Pavarotti, Tebaldi, Caballé -- and conductors such as von Karajan, Furtwaengler, Prêtre, and Klemperer -- in 25 operas spanning from Fidelio to La Gioconda to Godunov.”
“That Spirit has not called home suggests that something is more seriously wrong than just a power issue, said program manager John Callas at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.”
“When that happens, efforts will be reduced to sporadic listening for it through the end of the year, Callas said.”
“I'm also a huge fan of aria collections, especially the Callas La Divina series.”
“To read my interview with Rita Moreno and hear her take on a career that took her from roles as "darkies" to playing Tennessee Williams' belle, and Maria Callas and a Jewish mother, you can read this and this”
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