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#MariaCallas #GraceKelly

Maria Callas, nome d’arte di Anna Maria Cecilia Sophia Kalogeropoulou (greco: Άννα Μαρία Καικιλία Σοφία Καλογεροπούλου; New York, 2 dicembre 1923 – Parigi, 16 settembre 1977), è stata un soprano greco, in possesso della nazionalità statunitense e naturalizzata italiana fino al 1966, quando rinunciò ad entrambe per ottenere quella greca. Nata a New York da genitori greci, Maria Callas studiò ad Atene dal 1939 al 1945, intraprendendo la carriera internazionale dai tardi anni quaranta agli anni sessanta.

Le sue straordinarie doti di soprano e attrice, il successo, artistico e mediatico, il mito costruito attorno a lei, le sono valsi l’appellativo di Divina.

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Grace Patricia Kelly in Grimaldi (Filadelfia, 12 novembre 1929 – Monaco, 14 settembre 1982) è stata un’attrice statunitense. Sposa di Ranieri III nel 1956, fu principessa consorte di Monaco, e divenne madre dei principi Alberto II, Carolina e Stefania. Morì in un incidente stradale, nel 1982.Vinse l’Oscar alla miglior attrice per la pellicola La ragazza di campagna nel 1955. L’American Film Institute ha inserito la Kelly al tredicesimo posto tra le più grandi star della storia del cinema.

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became the Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. It won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other films include High Noon (1952) with Gary Cooper, Dial M for Murder (1954) with Ray Milland, Rear Window (1954) with James Stewart and To Catch a Thief (1955) with Cary Grant, and High Society (1956) with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

Kelly retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Rainier and began her duties in Monaco. They had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She retained her American roots, maintaining dual U.S. and Monégasque citizenship. She died on September 14, 1982, a day after a stroke caused her to crash her car.

nella foto:  Maria Callas e Grace Kelly a Montecarlo,  17/1/1962

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Maria Callas  https://youtu.be/OYfMRZTDLZQ

Grace Kelly    https://youtu.be/RtHwZy2lVwI

#GerryMulligan

“Sbarbatello” a Milano nel 1959 un inedito Gerry Mulligan.

Gerry Mulligan (New York, 6 aprile 1927 – Darien, 20 gennaio 1996) è stato un sassofonista, compositore e arrangiatore statunitense, uno dei fondatori della scuola conosciuta come cool jazz.

Born in New York on April 6, 1927, Mulligan spent his childhood and adolescence in several American cities as his family moved wherever his father’s career as an engineer took them. Mulligan first studied piano at the age of seven, and then began studying clarinet. He studied saxophone with Sam Correnti, who encouraged him to begin arranging. When the family moved to Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Gerry called on Johnny Warrington, director of the WCAU-CBS radio orchestra, to offer his services.

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#AnnaMoffo

Anna Moffo (Wayne, 27 giugno 1932 – New York, 9 marzo 2006) è stata un soprano e attrice statunitense di origine italiana.

Nata da genitori italiani (Nicola Moffo e Regina Cinti provenienti da Ascoli Piceno), frequentò il Curtis Institute of Music di Filadelfia. Nel 1955 vinse una borsa di studio Fulbright e poté recarsi a studiare dapprima a Venezia e poi al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia a Roma, debuttando nello stesso anno a Spoleto come Norina nel Don Pasquale, vincendo il concorso Teatro lirico sperimentale “Adriano Belli”

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