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A Maria Callas Centenary Celebration

December 2nd 2023 marks what would have been Maria Callas’ 100th birthday. As a lifelong admirer of this extraordinary soprano’s artistry, The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler presents a centenary celebration that features some of the great soprano's legendary performances, as well as excerpts from interviews.

"Callas revolutionized opera in the mid-20th century," says Jed. "She channeled her vocal virtuosity to artistic and dramatic ends, uncovering depths and emotions in Bel Canto masterworks that would have a profound impact on singers who followed in her footsteps."

A Maria Callas Centenary Celebration airs on Sunday November 26th at 8:00 PM, with the rebroadcast on Callas' birthday, Saturday December 2nd at 1:00 PM, exclusively on The CLassical Network and

Jed Distler is Artist-in-Residence for The Classical Network and program host of Between the Keys, Tuesdays at 10 pm.