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June 3, 2018


A Tribute to Greek-American opera legend
Maria Callas

on the 40th anniversary of her death

Maria Callas

Cecilia Sofia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou (1923 – 1977) was born in New York City of Greek immigrant parents. Shortly thereafter, her father shortened and Americanized the family name to Callas. As Maria Callas, she would become the most famous opera singer of her time and one of the most influential of all time.

Perhaps one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century died feeling friendless and unsure of her legacy. Those of us who never heard her live must rely on the stories and on the incomparable recordings and rare videos.

Speaker: Erika Reitshamer was born and educated in Germany and is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club, former VP of the Boston Wagner Society and teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, Newton Lifelong Learning and the towns of Sherborn and Sharon.

The space is handicap-accessible


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Date:
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Time:
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Place:
Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton, MA

Telephone:
617.796.1360

Directions:

FROM NORTH, SOUTH, WEST: Best route to Route 128. Proceed on Route 128 to Exit 24 (Route 30/ Commonwealth Avenue). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 30 and go EAST towards Newton and Boston. Proceed on Route 30 for 3.1 miles and bear right at the traffic light onto Homer Street.

FROM EAST: Take the Mass Pike or Commonwealth Avenue west towards Newton. Leave the Mass Pike at Exit 17 (Newton-Watertown). Stay in the middle lane at the end of the exit ramp and go straight ahead onto Washington Street. Continue on Washington Street for 1.3 miles to Walnut Street. Turn left onto Walnut Street and drive south for 1.1 miles to Homer Street. Turn right onto Homer Street and drive past the Library to the adjacent parking lot on the left.

If you take Commonwealth Avenue, continue west from Boston or Brookline through Newton until you reach Walnut Street (about 2 miles into Newton). Turn left onto Walnut Street and drive one block to Homer Street. (You will see the library across the street at the corner of Homer and Walnut Streets). Turn right onto Homer Street and ddrive past the library to the adjacent parking lot on the left.

The Library is fully handicap-accessible

Upcoming presentations:

August 12, TBA
Bill Cotten, speaker

 


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