Maria Callas is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and influential opera singers during the post-war period. There was no denying that the magic of her personality made her every move newsworthy. In 1974, Callas gave her last public performances at Carnegie Hall—two joint recitals with the tenor Giuseppe di Stefano.
“You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.”
From the Archives
Maria Callas at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall’s performance history database covers more than 50,000 concerts and events that occurred at Carnegie Hall from its opening in 1891 to the present. Explore events related to Maria Callas (these links will open in a new tab with the performance history search tools):
- First Appearance: American Opera Society, January 27, 1959
- Final Appearance: Maria Callas and Giuseppe Di Stefano, April 15, 1974
- Detailed Appearance History