Maria by Callas

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    114 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    France
  • Languages
    English, French, Italian

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Touting a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, MARIA BY CALLAS offers an intimate look at the life of a brilliantly talented artist, Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words. 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
CAST INCLUDES:
Omar Sharif, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Fanny Ardant, Maria Callas

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 Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New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.

Maria by Callas

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    114 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    France
  • Languages
    English, French, Italian
DIRECTED BY
Tom Volf
CAST INCLUDES
Omar Sharif, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Fanny Ardant, Maria Callas
Touting a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, MARIA BY CALLAS offers an intimate look at the life of a brilliantly talented artist, Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words. 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.

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.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Maria By Callas Q&A with Joyce DiDonato