MARIA Kalogeropoulou CALLAS - The Woman and the Artist
Thursday 23 May 8.30pm
Markidion Municipal Theatre Paphos
Tickets: €15 / €10
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Information: Tel: 22311277. www.paphosmusiclovers.com
Two renowned artists: the opera singer Chryso Makariou- soprano and the actor Achilleas Grammatikopoulos join forces on stage presenting the performance “Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, The Woman and The Artist”. Mr Grammatikopoulos interprets the role of a scene director who is in research of Callas’ life and art and Mrs. Makariou performs next to him the most distinguished arias that made Maria Callas the Diva Assoluta! Along with the two main characters come the internationally renowned Bulgarian baritone Krum Galabov, the pianist Zbynek Maruska, the flautist Theodoros Krasides. The Event is the greatest hommage ever presented in Cyprus about the life and work of the most important soprano of the 20th century and attempts to present and to honour Maria Callas (1923-1977). Following the steps from her early achievements up until her sudden death. The concept of the event combines harmonically spoken word, rare audio-visual material, live performance that portray the world of Maria Callas, as diva assoluta and Μaria Κalogeropoulou, as woman and artist who struggled for perfection and truth in her art. Chryso Makariou and Krum Galabov present an eclectic program that reflects Callas' versatile voice including among other arias and duets from Norma, Tosca, La Traviata, Andrea Chenier. A narration along with authentic visual material highlights the most important and glorious moments of Callas’ life, revealing at the same time the woman behind the voice, the artist trying to tame the voice and the voice itself in all her artistic dimensions. Maria Callas, like every great artist, understood that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts …”- William Shakespeare. From the stage of the Rialto theatre all the performers will try to present all these parts which Callas gave life to, on and off the world’s stage, always having as a reference and noble goal music and art, “the stuff that dreams are made of …” The research of the project and the scenario of the hommage“Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, The Woman and Artist” is set under the scholarly supervision of the Historian Musicologist Dr. Spyridoula Katsarou, while the editing was made by Maria Avraam.
Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26932571