Maria By Callas — Trailer

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added: Tue, Sep 11th '18

Check out the newly-released trailer for "Maria By Callas," a documentary exploring the legacy of celebrated Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, who is widely regarded as "the most influential soprano of the 20th century."

Featuring archival and never-before-seen footage and told through Maria's private letters and unpublished memoirs -- which is narrated by contemporary opera singer Joyce DiDonato, the film takes an intimate look at the life of the opera legend from her humble beginnings in New York City to becoming an international superstar throughout the early 1950s and late '60s.

Directed and produced by French photographer Tom Volf, which took four years to research and complete, "Maria By Callas" recently played to strong reviews at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film is now set to open in New York and Los Angeles on November 2nd, with other cities to follow.

synopsis:
Tom Volf's MARIA BY CALLAS is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words.

Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs -- nearly all of which have never been shown to the public -- the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.

Assembling the material for the film took director Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas's closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas's voice aren't available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera's biggest stars, reads her words.

 

directed by   Tom Volf

release date   November 2, 2018 (in NY/LA; other cities to follow)

 
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