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|Maria Callas - Passion / A Film by Gerard Caillat|
Actors: Luchino Visconti, Leyla Gencer, Covent Garden Opera
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
A rare glimpse of a truly enigmatic artist. Maria Callas is the greatest opera singer the world has ever known, and this fascinating DVD provides new insights into both Callas the performer and Maria the woman. Includes ... more »
CALLAS FOR THE INITIATED
Operaman! | Chicago, IL United States | 03/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This marks about the sixth or seventh video covering the late diva's life and art. Unlike the others, this one should not be considered "biographical", but rather supplemental. You will already need to be familiar with biographical details to really appreciate this one. Produced in France (where the soprano was domiciled and later died), it includes interviews with colleagues (some well-know, others not), French and Italian television interviews of the diva, newsreel footage and still photos, many of them familiar but quite a few being seen for the first time. It's a fascinating study on this enigmatic artist, and as you can see, probably not the last."
The beauty of Bel Canto
BornToSleep | Switzerland | 12/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is delightful.A great documentary about the Queen of theaters.I like it very much.It's back in the 40's-50's when Madame Callas was in her glorious years of entertainment.There're also interviews with some celebrities like Luciano Berengo and Maria Oliva De Poli.
Callas was a lady with great Charisma.She steals your heart away and forever the giant of opera music.This documentary makes you feel sad at times,but let you know her better."
"Maria Callas-Passion" passionate indeed
Ann L. Turi | Kitchener,Canada | 06/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very passionate documentary film about Callas' life and work.
Many of her colleagues,coworkers,producers and other conteporaries were intervieved,including the Diva herself.The narrative is intertwined with belowed arias,which gives the passionate praise of Callas much credence.