Each of the two classes will cover a distinct operatic pair of singers.
Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano were two twentieth century operatic giants who left an indelible impression on the world and history of this revered art form. Their legendary voices thrilled opera goers as much as their tempestuous lives fascinated their public. They often appeared together on stage and on recordings which were exciting to both the eye and the ear. And their romance, though brief, seemed as natural as the romantic operas in which they sang. Come see and hear these unforgettable voices from the golden age of opera and learn the story of their lives which rivaled the drama and melodrama of the operas they appeared in.
Though Europe and Latin America seem to produce the most opera stars and divas, America can be proud of her contributions to this art form. Beverly Sills (Bubbles) and Richard Tucker were both children of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, both were born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and both rose to become outstanding legends of opera. Come see and hear America's own as we trace the lives and careers of these two operatic giants.