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Maria Callas’s Illness

Maria Callas on the cover of the opera, Norma.
8, 2013

A new study at the University of Bologna states Maria Callas died of a rare disease that had ruined her vocie.

Tenor Goes on “Vocal Cord Strike” over Opera Ad Campaign

Publicity picture from Opera de Montreal
Opéra de Montréal used images of models in its advertising campaign for the current season instead of the performers in the opera. This prompted Tenor Marc Hervieux to go on what he called "vocal cord strike."
January 11, 2013

Canadian tenor Marc Hervieux goes on “vocal cord strike” in protest against a Montreal opera ad poster that shows a photo of a model instead of singers in the production.