“CALLAS – PARIS, 1958” will have its world premiere on December 2, coinciding with Maria Callas’ 100th birthday.
An unforgettable night that after 65 years will be shown in full color and atmospheric sound in movie theaters around the world on December 2 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of MARIA CALLAS.
A night to remember. Maria Callas, the quintessential diva and face of 20th century opera, made her Paris debut with this legendary performance at the sumptuous Paris Opera House on December 19, 1958. A great social event attended by “Le Tout Paris” (including French President Coty, Jean Cocteau, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Charlie Chaplin, Brigitte Bardot and many more). Callas appeared on the famous stage wearing her most elegant gown and a million dollars worth of jewelry.
She opened with her signature role, “Casta diva” from Norma, followed by the haunting scene from “Miserere” from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, before lightening the mood with “Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville. The climax of the evening came in the second half: a fully staged performance of Tosca, Act II.