Starring ‘The Inalienable Property of Genius’: Maria Callas’ Celestial Onstage Quests

(Callas greeting fans. Credit: © Archiv Lebeck.) Editor’s Note: In anticipation of the release of  “The Callas Imprint: A Centennial Biography” on  Dec. 2, 2023, OperaWire is sharing a preview. “Greatness” is a noun too frequently assigned to humans.  Victims of this label view the happening of “genius” as a capricious, “limited time only” gift. Here we follow Callas on {…}

Q & A: Daniele Callegari on His Conducting Career & Approach to Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’

Italian Maestro Daniele Callegari is scheduled to lead performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” at The Metropolitan Opera this season, September through October 2023, and December through January 2024. The lead roles will be performed by George Gagnidze as Nabucco, Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria. Callegari made his American debut in 2007, leading a concert performance of {…}