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Maria by Callas (2017)

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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.

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Tom Volf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fanny Ardant ... (voice)
Joyce DiDonato Joyce DiDonato ... María Callas / Narration (voice)
Maria Callas ... Herself (archive footage)
Aristotle Onassis ... Himself (archive footage)
Vittorio De Sica ... Himself (archive footage)
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... Himself (archive footage)
Luchino Visconti ... Himself (archive footage)
Omar Sharif ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio ... Himself (archive footage)
Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (archive footage)
Jean Cocteau ... Himself (archive footage)
Elvira de Hidalgo Elvira de Hidalgo ... Herself (archive footage)
Catherine Deneuve ... Herself (archive footage)
Duchess of Windsor ... Herself (archive footage)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage)
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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.

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Ave, Maria or The legendary diva - 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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Country:

France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$91,915, 4 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,041,087, 9 December 2018
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The film screened at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

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References Medea (1969) See more »

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La mamma morta
From the Opera "Andrea Chénier"
Composed by Umberto Giordano
Performed by Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (as Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano) and Tullio Serafin
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Superb Documentary
7 October 2018 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

I don't think some of the viewers understand, this is Maria by Callas. This film contains no modern commentary, it is strictly focused on Maria Callas own memoir, performances, and TV interviews. Very well inserted footage of David Frost show, Callas performances, and news-clippings from the period of about 1947-1977. The film goes deep into understanding the demons that haunted Madame Callas, pressures from spouse, pressures from the Met, and other places of performance to continue to perform and please the masses.


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