Callas, Maria. (1923–1977) & Di Stefano, Giuseppe. (1921–2008)

Signed Steiner Photograph

Signed Christian Steiner photograph of the superstar opera soprano and tenor, dated the year of their historic tour together. Inscribed and signed by Callas and signed by Di Stefano.  5 x 7 inches (13 x 17.8 cm).  Light surface scratches, overall in fine condition. 
In 1973, after 8 years away from the stage, Maria Callas returned to the public with a concert tour encompassing Europe, North America and the Far East. Between October 25, 1973, and November 11, 1974, she gave forty recitals of operatic arias and duets with piano accompaniment, partnered by the tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano and pianists Ivor Newton and Robert Sutherland. On the eve of the first concert in Hamburg, she said of Di Stefano in an interview, “He has been at my side for two years, encouraging and helping me. Without him, tonight would not have been possible.”


Signed Photograph