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Rare Maria Callas Video Speaking in Greek in Athens Comeback

Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas had a volatile relationship with the Athens intellectual establishment. But this was never more evident than during her 1957 comeback concert in the Theater of Herod Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis. In 1957, Callas...

Manolis Chiotis: Star of Greek Music was Bouzouki Virtuoso

Manolis Chiotis is considered to be one of the greatest bouzouki players of all time. The musician, composer, and singer revolutionized Greek music with his four-course bouzouki and made music from Greece popular across the world, even in the...

The Best Operas on Themes from Greek Mythology

There are at least fourteen major operas that are based on themes and personages from Greek mythology and its glittering history. That says all one needs to know about the universality of Greek mythology and history, how much they...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

Maria Callas may have died almost 45 years ago but her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She was born Sophia Cecilia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou...

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 21, 22 and 23 of this year. Bellucci is coming to Greece to perform...

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...