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3.4
36 Ratings

Maria by Callas

Directed by Tom Volf
France, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

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Maria by Callas Directed by Tom Volf
Whether the results qualify as a comprehensive portrayal is best debated by opera historians, but what is clear is that “Maria by Callas” provides an excellent introduction to Callas’s artistry.
November 01, 2018
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Hidalgo is one of the few talking heads in Tom Volf’s new moving and wonderfully researched documentary, Maria by Callas. But if I have one quibble with Volf’s film, it is that there is no footage, nor any mention, of those master classes. Much to his credit, his movie focuses more on the artist and the woman, less on the trivia or the paparazzi coverage.
November 01, 2018
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Volf, a photographer turned documentarian, is mesmerized by Callas’ allure and convincingly ensures she is never upstaged by the many famous admirers he shows attending her performances.
October 19, 2018
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