• Short Summary

    Operatic singer, Maria Callas, and husband, Signor Giovanni Battista Meneghini whose marriage broke up last summer, agreed to separate by mutual consent at a court hearing in Brescia, Italy, Nov. 15 - after the Judge's six-hour attempt to effect a reconciliation failed.

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    Operatic singer, Maria Callas, and husband, Signor Giovanni Battista Meneghini whose marriage broke up last summer, agreed to separate by mutual consent at a court hearing in Brescia, Italy, Nov. 15 - after the Judge's six-hour attempt to effect a reconciliation failed.

    Living up to her nickname, "The Tigress", Madame Callas stormed and screamed at photographers as she entered the court building. Hundreds of sightseers milled round the entrance to watch the internationally-famous singer and her husband arrive.

    The separation by mutual consent replaces Signor Meneghini's original petition for a legal separation, with Mme Callas declared "the guilty party". The marriage broke up after both had enjoyed, a Mediterranean cruise in the yacht of Greek shipping millionaire, Aristotle Onassis.

    A financial agreement was also signed, dividing an estate estimated to be worth GBP500,000. It includes two villas, jewels, pictures and lands. Signor Meneghini said later: "We are satisfied with the way things went. I shall keep the Sirmione villa on Lake Garda, and Maria will keep the Milan house. The jewels and pictures will be shared fairly, in a spirit of mutual understand".

    Agreements must be ratified by the Brescia court in chambers after the public Procurator has given his opinion.

    Mme Callas is returning to Dallas, Texas, USA. to resume professional engagements.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATJC0YE88YC6PTOQJQNDY0V0C
    Media URN:
    VLVAATJC0YE88YC6PTOQJQNDY0V0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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