Maria Callas was born Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos on December 2, 1923 to Greek parents in New York, New York. At 14, Callas moved to Greece to study at the Athens Conservatory of Music. A brilliant soprano, she sang French, German and Italian opera and possessed a remarkable range characterized by fast and high singing with trills. Callas made numerous appearances at the world’s great opera houses including La Scala in Milan, Italy and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Her most famous performances include Bellini’s Norma, Puccini’s Tosca, and Verdi’s La Traviata.