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Daisy Goodwin
In conversation with Natasha Poliszczuk

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In the glittering competitive world of opera, Maria Callas was known simply as la divina, the divine one.  With her glorious voice, flair for the dramatic and striking beauty she was the toast of the grandest opera houses in the world.  When she meets the fabulously wealthy shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, for the first time in her life she believe she’s found a man who sees the woman rather than the soprano.  But it was only in confronting the heartbreak of losing the man she loved that she found her true voice.

Daisy Goodwin

About the author:

Daisy Goodwin is a TV producer and presenter and her work includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and the Nation’s Favourite Poems, she is also the creator of Grand Designs and wrote the script for ITV’s Victoria. She has edited numerous anthologies of poetry, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir as well as two novels.  Goodwin reviews regularly for the Times and Sunday Times and also writes for the Daily Mail.

About the interviewer:

Natasha Poliszczuk is a journalist who writes for leading publications including The Times, The Telegraph, Glamour – for which she was deputy editor, and the Mail, where she was books editor. She reviews books for national publications, and in her weekly Substack newsletter, Book(ish) and on Instagram @natashapoliszczuk

About the singer:

Maria Callas scholarship 2023 award-winner, soprano Matina Tsaroucha, will bring the story of Diva to life with a live opera performance at the event. Matina, whose studies at the Royal College of Music have been partially funded by the award, is appearing in Tosca at The Grange Festival, Hampshire, which runs 6 June – 6 July 2024.

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