As part of Lincoln Center’s Great Perfomers series, the Walter Reade Theater is hosting Callas on Film, a series of films exploring the life and work of the celebrated American-born Greek soprano.
Tomorrow at 1.30 pm, there’s a showing of The Callas Effect, a new documentary exploring her legacy.
At 3.30 pm, The Hamburg Concert: 1959 will be include a panel discussion led by Opera News features editor Brian Kellow exploring Maria’s position among the great singers of the 20th century.
The third and final program on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm, Callas in Conversation and On Stage, brings us deeper into the emotion, humor, and virtuosity of Maria Callas with selections from performances and conversations.
Watch this clip of Maria Callas singing “Vissi d’Arte” in 1964 to remind you of her impressive talent.
JUST RELEASED: The Callas Effect will replace previously announced Vissi d’ Arte in the sold-out Callas on Film series on March 17 at 1:30 in the Walter Reade Theater.
The Callas Effect, a newly-commissioned documentary on Maria Callas, exploring her legacy through interviews with close friends, contemporaries like Mirella Freni, and current stars such as Joyce DiDonato, along with rare news features, interview footage and performance clips, will replace the previously-announced 1978 documentary Vissi d’ Arte in Lincoln Center’s Callas on Film series.
Callas on Film is sold out; the rest of the schedule for March 17 and 18 remains as announced.
Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow.
JUST RELEASED: Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series presents “Callas on Film" in the Walter Reade Theater, March 17 and 18.
Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series will present a three-part film series that will delve into the phenomenon that was Maria Callas at the Walter Reade Theater in March. No vocal artist in the 20th century had a more striking presence both on stage and off than “La Divina.” “Callas,” said Leonard Bernstein, “was pure electricity.” Her instantly recognizable voice reintroduced bel canto to the musical landscape and also redefined the way that generations of singers and audiences approached opera. This three-part film series draws on rarely-seen source materials of performances, rehearsals, and interviews with this singular star.
Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow. Following the filmed program on March 17 starting at 3:30 PM, Mr. Kellow also moderates a panel discussion with soprano Martina Arroyo, Ira Siff (artistic director and prima donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company), and writer-director Stephen Wadsworth about Callas’s unique artistry and place among the great singers of the 20th century.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs and events annually, LCPA’s offerings include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus, which was completed in October 2012.
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