The Singer People Loved to Hate: 'Callas Forever' The polarizing opera singer may be gone, but she is not forgotten. Callas died 27 years ago. When she was alive and singing, she was the opera diva many people enjoyed criticizing.

The Singer People Loved to Hate: 'Callas Forever'

The Singer People Loved to Hate: 'Callas Forever'

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Soprano Maria Callas arrives at Idlewild Airport in New York, in 1958. Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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Soprano Maria Callas arrives at Idlewild Airport in New York, in 1958.

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Opera singer Maria Callas may be gone, but she is not forgotten. Callas died 27 years ago. When she was alive and singing, she was the opera diva many people loved to hate. The diva's life has since become a small industry, demonstrated most recently with the new movie, Callas Forever. NPR's Tom Huizenga reports.