Music: Soprano Triumphant

One of the world's great sopranos, La Scala's U.S.-born Maria Meneghini Callas, made her U.S. debut in Chicago last week. It was a rouser. recalling Chicago's greatest operatic days with Mary Garden and Galli-Curci.

Opening in Norma, Bellini's old and faded drama of the Druids. 30-year-old Soprano Callas lived up to her reputation. With her lissome figure handsomely clad in white and crimson, she looked almost too young and beautiful to be a pagan high priestess. She made a minimum of movement onstage, achieved precise dramatic effects by the tilt of her head...

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