The words "diva" and "legendary" could have been coined to describe Maria Callas, one of those fiery, imperial, larger-than-life talents who defines her art form for a generation — though critics have been divided on whether her voice was a gift from God or an essentially flawed instrument. Callas's life provided an interesting mix of high-minded dedication and salacious gossip for biographers to chew over. Having endured the privations of war and poverty — and overcome a weight problem — she sang her way to the heights and performed in the world's great opera houses. She eventually left her first husband for Aristotle Onassis, one of the richest and piggiest men in the world — and then he left her for Jackie Kennedy, seriously besmirching that elegant, whispery-voiced American... More >>>