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Praise for The Callas Imprint: A Centennial Biography

"Is it fair to measure a biography against its subject? In this case, yes. This book resembles Callas’ masterful ease on stage, the artistic precision-passion balance she manifests, a reward of the many overtime rehearsal hours for which Callas was often criticized by co-stars… The result archives nearly everything ever documented about and is as full-bodied, that is, polished as well as unvarnished, as Maria Callas."—Mari Carlson, Midwest Book Review

"A triple decryption—biographical, artistic and psychological... This work is not just one more book about this overexposed subject; quite the opposite—it finally completes our understanding."—Christophe Rizoud, Forum Opéra


"A book for opera fans and music lovers in general, The Callas Imprint is a multi-faceted, in-depth examination of an extraordinary woman and an important contribution to the literature and legend of Maria Callas, presented in elegant, informative, and candid prose."—Frances Wilson, Interlude 

"Sophia Lambton's meticulously researched, intense, lyrical magnum opus challenges the myths surrounding Maria fabricated by the press. This erudite biography doesn't just explore her life. Lambton shines a spotlight on Callas' craft critically evaluating the opera star's singing with consummate care and precision down to the minutest detail and vocal technique behind each aria and dramatic role."Good Night to Read Blog

"After being initially daunted by the size of the book, I can now say, hand on heart, that I enjoyed learning about this incredible woman. I must also praise the author for her painstaking dedication in bring this story into print."—Milly Reynolds, Author 

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