Maria Callas: The Enduring Icon

December 2, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Maria Callas

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas (2 December 1923—16 September 1977),  host Jon Tolansky presents an exclusive documentary memoir celebrating the legendary diva. Through interviews and commentary, this program explores how Callas’s work still mesmerizes the musical world in such a unique way. The documentary features commentary from Maria Callas herself, singers John Dobson, Mirella Freni, and Victor Godfrey; conductors Sir Edward Downes, Bernard Keeffe, and Nicola Rescigno; and others who knew Callas and her work.

Maria Callas: The Enduring Icon is a mesmerizing journey into the life and artistry of “La Divina,” showcasing her remarkable talent and enduring influence. Musical highlights include unforgettable performances of a variety of works from Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani, Bellini’s Norma and Puccini’s Tosca, among others.