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January 19, 2007

I just met a girl named Maria

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Maria Callas, who put the "prima" in prima donna, also put the bling into opera before the word existed.

See how she did it in a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Opera (Concourse Level; 64th & Broadway, New York City).

It opens today (Friday, January 19, 2007) at 10 a.m.

Admission is free.

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays Noon-6 p.m.; Closed Saturdays and these selected dates: 1/26; 2/5; 2/16, 2/26; The show runs through March 3, 2007; www.metopera.org; 212-362-6000.

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And, if anyone is interested in hearing La Callas, this Saturday, January 20th, at 1:30p.m. the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast will be an archive performance of her singing the title role in "Lucia di Lammermoor", originally broadcast in 1956. Opera buffs shouldn't miss it.

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 19, 2007 1:36:52 PM

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