seven deaths of Maria Callas (stream on staatsopertv)
streamed on staatsoper.tv
live on September 5th / available via stream 30 days from September 7th 12 pm
For 25 years I have wanted to create a work dedicated to the life and art of Maria Callas. I had read all the biographies about her, listened to her extraordinary voice and watched film recordings of her performances. Like me she was a Sagittarius, I was always fascinated by her personality, her life - and her death. Like so many of the characters she portrayed on stage, she died for love. She died of a broken heart." These are the sentences Marina Abramović wrote in her autobiography Durch Mauern gehen. At the Bayerische Staatsoper, the performance artist is now creating 7 Deaths of Maria Callas together with the young composer Marko Nikodijević: Using famous Callas scenes from the operas Carmen, Tosca, Otello, Lucia di Lammermoor, Norma, Madama Butterfly and La traviata, Abramović illuminates both the tragic fates of Callas' stage characters and the life story of the singer on stage, in the social limelight and as a private person. Abramović is directing, designing the stage set and will be on stage herself.
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