Maria by Callas

Maria by Callas

DVD - 2019
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The definitive portrait of one of history's most extraordinarily talented women. Go beyond Callas, the original diva, and meet Maria, the woman who longed for a normal life. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances and TV interviews, the film is the first to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words with never-before-seen footage.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.1092 MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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Dolly9433
Jun 13, 2019

Maria was a very eloquent, beautifully talented and cultured lady. Her unique career was hard to cope with but she handled it and herself well; expecially in those days when woman were less independent. She mentioned, life's 'destiny', or her fate line which she could not change, so forth her famous lifestyle. It was good & nostalgic - enjoy it! :)
Thx.

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bigfishbaba
Jun 04, 2019

starpaws' comment is as eloquent and as beautiful as the movie

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Starpaws
May 08, 2019

I was a youngster when Callas was at her peak and never a fan of opera. I recall seeing media tales of her "tempestuousness (all hype) and Ari, Jackie and such but never paid it any mind as I'm not the type who cares. Even so I found this a beautifully done, intimate look into a lovely human being, a woman of talent, pride and heart despite the times she lived in, a tale that makes you love your species despite our exasperating times. This is a loving journey into a remarkable soul. Life on Planet Earth is the richer for her and the man who put this movie together.

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sdetasnady
Apr 20, 2019

I found this doc rather puzzling: no narration to describe who, what, where events are occurring, no context to the Callas' comings and goings photographed by papparazzi most of which is just voyeurism, with no real reason to be included. On the other hand there is some very interesting footage and of course the propriety of reading from her diary and private letters is questionable. That said if you are a diehard Callas fan, the program is fascinating, but if you know nothing about her this would not be the place to start, as there are far more illuminating docs out there.

suzannethomas Apr 05, 2019

Maria by Callas is a portrait of one of history’s most talented soprano singers told in her own voice, through letters, memoirs, performances and interviews. Get a glimpse into the personal and professional life on the 20th century’s original diva, La Divina.

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