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Maria By Callas (2017)

Maria by Callas (original title)
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An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.


Tom Volf
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Cast overview:
Fanny Ardant ... (voice)
Joyce DiDonato ... María Callas (voice)
Maria Callas ... Self (archive footage)
David Frost ... Self (archive footage)
Edward R. Murrow ... Self (archive footage)
Elvira de Hidalgo Elvira de Hidalgo ... Self (archive footage)
Rudolf Bing Rudolf Bing ... Self (archive footage)
Aristotle Onassis ... Self (archive footage)
Giovanni Battista Meneghini Giovanni Battista Meneghini ... Self (archive footage)
Bernard Gavoty Bernard Gavoty ... Self (archive footage)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Self (archive footage)
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... Self (archive footage)
Omar Sharif ... Self (archive footage)
Barbara Walters ... Self (archive footage)


An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

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The life story of the legend told completely in her own words See more »

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some smoking and brief language | See all certifications »

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This film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in September 2018. See more »


Maria Callas: I would have preferred to have a happy family and have children. I think that is the main vocation of a woman. But destiny brought me into this career.
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References Medea (1969) See more »


Vieni! T'affretta!
From the Opera "Macbeth" (Hamburg 1959)
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Maria Callas, Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks and Nicola Rescigno
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Our Maria...
22 May 2020 | by Thanos_AlfieSee all my reviews

"Maria by Callas" is a Documentary about the life and work of the very famous Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas. The life of Maria Callas is presented from her early years until her death. There are also many people are talking about Maria Callas and her contribution in opera.

I liked this documentary very much because it is presented very well the life of Maria Callas, her early years, her marriage with Giovanni Battista Meneghini and her divorce, her relationship with Aristotle Onassis and of course her carrier in singing and her love for the opera. I strongly recommend everyone to watch this documentary because even if you believe that you know everything about the life of Maria Callas you will still learn more about her.

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Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$91,915, 4 November 2018

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