Not Maria Callas but Leontyne Price in Adam’s “O Holy Night” (“Minuit, chrétiens”) from A Christmas Offering (1961), one of the most glorious recordings of holiday music (indeed, of any kind of music) ever made. Miss Price sings with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the direction of Herbert von Karajan.
(If you are feeling especially brave, check out Rufus Wainwright’s performance of the same carol. Needless to say, I love it. Sancta Rufola, ora pro nobis.)
I wish all who keep Christmas a happy, healthy, peaceful holiday! Posts resume after Santo Stefano.