Stelios Galatopoulos first met Maria Callas as a fan, at a performance of "La Giocononda" in 1947. Aged 24, she was still a large woman, hiding the gaunt dramatic figure she was to become. Galatopoulos was there at her debut at Covent Garden in 1952, and by 1957 had become a friend. By 1959, Callas's first marriage had broken down and her affair with Onassis began. Until her retirement in 1965 the performances were few. Her friendship with the author grew during this period and they became very close by 1977, the year of ...

Maria Callas: Sacred Monster 1998, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857028263