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Maria Callas celebrated in two exhibits, one installation

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Two exhibits at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall and a virtual reality installation at the Greek National Opera celebrate Maria Callas in Athens. The former will be on view until January 30, while the latter will be available until December 21.

Athens Concert Hall exhibits celebrate centennial of Maria Callas’ birth

Two exhibits of memorabilia and costumes related to Maria Callas (1923-1977) are held at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall until January 30, 2024 to commemorate the centennial of the legendary soprano’s birth.

Both are free to the public.

The exhibit “Goodnight, I love you” shows aspects of Callas’ personality on and off stage and takes its name from a phrase she used to tell her house staff. Curated by Lili Pezanou, the exhibition includes memorabilia and costumes from the collection of Nikos Charalambopoulos. It is open Monday-Sunday, 10:00-18:00 (Christos Lambrakis ground-level foyer).

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“Callas’ magic” is based on books, programs, audiovisual material, and databases in the permanent collection of the Athens Concert Hall, particularly its Music Library of Greece ‘Lilian Voudouri’. Curated by musicologist Gabriella Spano, the exhibition includes archival material from the donated collection of Constantine and Victoria Pylarinou and of bass Nikos Zachariou.

It is open as follows: Monday-Friday (except Wednesday), 10:00-16:45, Wednesday, 10:00-19:00 (‘Lilian Voudouri’ library foyer).

For more information (some in English): https://www.megaron.gr/event/h-mageia-tis-marias-kallas/.

‘Visualising the voice of Maria Callas’, a virtual reality installation by the National Opera

The installation ‘Visualising the Voice of Maria Callas’ will be inaugurated at the Greek National Opera (GNO) foyer on Thursday, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center complex.

The five experimental installations in virtual reality are a result of a workshop between the GNO and the Digital Media Lab (DmLab) at the Technical University of Crete. The focus of the exhibition is to examine the relation of space with sound, when Maria Callas’ voice is heard in segments of the operas of Bellini (‘Norma’), Puccini (‘Tosca’) and Verdi (‘Traviata’).

One of four events by the GNO for the Year of Maria Callas, the installation is free of charge and will be open Monday-Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 until its conclusion on December 21.

Following the exhibit, the installations will be uploaded in digital form on GNO TV and shown also at Chania (NW Crete) in the spring of 2024.

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

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