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Monica Bellucci to Portray Maria Callas at Ancient Greek Theater

Renowned Italian actress and beauty icon Monica Bellucci is to portray the iconic Greek soprano Maria Callas at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on September 21st. Bellucci is coming to Greece to perform a monologue which is based on...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

It's hard to think it's more than 40 years since her death of Maria Callas, mostly because her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians  and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She...

Love, Kindness and Drama: Life Aboard Onassis' Legendary Yacht Revealed

The captain of Aristotle Onassis' legendary yacht "Christina" broke his long self-imposed silence on Wednesday, speaking about the celebrities the Greek tycoon once entertained onboard. In an extensive interview with Greek daily newspaper Espresso, 80-year-old Giorgos Zacharias speaks about Onassis' kindness...

Sony Pictures Classics to Distribute Maria Callas Documentary

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired “Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words,” Tom Volf’s documentary about the iconic Greek-American opera singer, for distribution in North America, Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, 40 years after her death, the...

Night of Opera to Honor Maria Callas in Diva's Ancestral Messinia Home

The ancestral home of opera singer Maria Callas in Neochori, Messinia, Greece, will host a unique night of opera on the night of July 8, in honor of the diva and the new museum dedicated to her life and...

Passionate Greek Women Perform at a Renovated Old Train Wagon

Fascinating Greek women from mythology to Modern Greece all meet at a renovated train wagon known as "To Treno sto Rouf." The performance, in English, centers around the lives of three of Greece's most passionate women -- Medea, Maria...

Who Are the Most Famous Women Named "Maria"?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning the globe. The name first became popular during the spread of Christianity when the Hebrew name...

Abramovic at Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on March 28 for Callas Documentary

Renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic will be at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus in Peloponnese, Greece, on March 28 to film scenes from a documentary on the life of legendary Greek-American soprano Maria Callas. Abramovic has been in Greece since...

Rufus Wainwright Presents Prima Donna in Athens, Greece

Rufus Wainwright, distinguished singer and songwriter, will present the Symphonic Visual Concert Prima Donna on Tuesday at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus within the framework of the Hellenic Festival. Prima Donna, the central character of which is inspired by Maria...