A collection of Callas memorabilia from the estate of her husband of 10 years, including love letters, photographs and musical scores, will be auctioned by Sotheby's Milan later this year.
The collection includes 63 love letters from Callas to Giovanni Battista Meneghini, letters from friends including Leonard Bernstein and Franco Zeffirelli, and photographs of Callas on the stage. Also included in the auction are concert gowns and 300 musical scores, many including handwritten notes by Callas. The collection is from the estate of Meneghini, who was married to Callas from 1949 until she left him for Aristotle Onassis a decade later.
The collection will be open to public display in Milan on Dec. 7, 10, 11 before the Dec. 12 auction.
Opera Chic is so bidding. On something. Anything.