Friday, March 11, 2011

Remembering Maria Callas

The Grand Prix Maria Callas

The 37th International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Opera is taking place in Athens on March 13-20. Fifty-five lyric singers from eleven different countries participate in this year’s competition.

Competition judges include international opera stars such as Luigi Alva and Cheryl Studer. The Grand Prix final and the awards ceremony will take place at the Athens Concert Hall on March 20, with the participation of the Jassy Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gheorghe Costin.

The competition is organized by Athenaeum International Cultural Centre and the Cultural Organisation of the City of Athens, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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Maria Callas Exhibit in NY

Maria Callas: a Woman, a Voice, a Myth is the theme of the exhibition featuring costumes, jewellery and memorabilia of the great Greek opera diva, Maria Callas, jointly organized by the Consulate General of Greece in New York and the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Public Benefit Foundation.

The exhibition represents a unique opportunity to understand and experience Callas’ life and work, featuring a comprehensive collection of her personal belongings and recordings – among which 22 stage costumes, 30 jewellery pieces as well as 30 rare photographs of the late opera star, on loan from the Hellenic Parliament Foundation. The exhibition, which is hosted at the Italian Cultural Institute in Manhattan, was launched on March 2 and will run through March 30.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit:

Source: Greek News Agenda

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