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Watch: Maria Callas accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted at 1:58 PM on August 27, 2014 by Jay Gabler
Filed under: In the media

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It's unclear who nominated legendary soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) to posthumously participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge — that is, to be doused with ice water to raise money and awareness to fight the disease ALS — but she has now done so, courtesy of Warner Classics, the label issuing a deluxe remastered edition of her recordings on Sept. 22.

Update 9/2: The video has since been removed from YouTube.

At the end of the video, the Callas cutout nominates "opera fans worldwide" to meet the challenge themselves, so you may officially consider yourself on the hook.