Monica Bellucci Speaks with TNH about Playing Maria Callas on Stage, Jan. 27

Nov 23, 2022 421

BY: Eleni Sakellis

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be playing Maria Callas in ‘Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs’ at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, on Friday, January 27. Bellucci channels the Greek opera legend in this one-woman show with text and stage direction by Tom Volf. Accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra, Bellucci recites Callas’ previously unpublished letters and writings to tell the opera singer’s full story in her own words.

“This show is for me the result of seven years of work dedicated to Maria Callas. Maria’s letters represent the most intimate voice of the woman behind the legend,” said director Tom Volf. “Maria speaks directly to the audience and confides in them, revealing herself— her glory and pain— as never before. For the first time she’s the one telling her own story, instead of others speaking on her behalf.”

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