Gaining a reputation
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Maria Callas: 15 facts about the great soprano
7. Gaining a reputation
Callas's Metropolitan Opera debut, opening the season with Bellini's Norma on 29 October 1956, was preceded by an unflattering cover story in Time magazine, which wrote about her temper, her supposed rivalry with soprano Renata Tebaldi and her difficult relationship with her mother. Callas is pictured here with German soprano Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.