Maria Callas
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The Greek National Opera in Athens is commemorating the Maria Callas centenary with an opera gala, an exhibition and a documentary film, among other events. The opera gala Callas at the Herodium takes place on 16 September, the anniversary of Maria Callas’ death in 1977, featuring performances by sopranos Anna Pirozzi, Catherine Foster, Vassiliki Karayanni and Nina Minasyan, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera under the baton of Philippe Auguin.

The exhibition Unboxing Callas – An archival exploration of the Pyromallis Collection and the GNO Archive – opens on 26 November.

The documentary film « Maria, Mariana, Maria – The Unsung Greek Years of Callas » by Vasilis Louras premieres on 2 December.

The Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Giorgos Koumendakis, says: “With this GNO programme, presented to mark the centennial of Maria Callas, we hope to showcase her connections to our opera house, but also to connect younger generations with the legendary Callas as a shining example of talent and hard work, of dedication and impeccability and brilliance.”

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