CALLAS AT JUILLIARD
THE MASTER CLASSES
Maria Callas, the great singing actress, returned to the stage in 1971 to teach master classes at Juilliard. John Ardoin's transcription, returned to print in this volume, captures the insights of a supremely self-aware artist of impeccable musicianship. In detailed commentaries on seventy-five arias, she talks and sings her way through famous passages of Norma, Violetta, Mimi, and other heroines, not as the imperious diva of her reputation but as a thoughtful artist passing on a great tradition.