Event Details

  • February 21, 2020
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • $7/$5
  • $7 general admission / $5 for students with ID
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Event Description

Maria Callas was a legendary opera star.

Before Madonna, before Lady Gaga, there was Maria Callas. Tom Volf's document, “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 Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New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. (Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking and brief language) 2018; 85 minutes The movie starts at 7 on Friday, Feb. 21 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $7, $5 for students or $2 for children 10 and younger. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com. They are not available at the venue until the night of the screening when doors open. Doors and bar open 30 minutes before screening times.

Event presented by:

  • The Varsity Center
  • (618) 319-3210
  • varsitycenter@gmail.com