“Captures the divine magic of the legendary opera star”
~ Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
The Life Story of the Legend
Told Completely in Her Own Words
MARIA BY CALLAS
Narrated by Legendary Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato
On Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD February 12
In his directorial debut, Tom Volf brings to life the remarkable story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer Maria Callas. Told completely in her own words, the film includes performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs, most of which have never been seen by the public. MARIA BY CALLAS reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. The film is narrated by contemporary opera star Joyce DiDonato who has gained international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart and is acclaimed for the bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti and her wide discography. MARIA BY CALLAS arrives on digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD February 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD release of MARIA BY CALLAS includes two Q&A’s — “Q&A with Joyce DiDonato” renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato discusses her involvement in the film, the legacy of Maria Callas, and how one Met performance began director Tom Volf’s fascination with the legendary soprano. In “Q&A with Director Tom Volf” in which he discusses his intentions with the film, the extensive restoration of its archival materials, and why Maria Callas is the only person who could ever tell her story.
Never-before-seen footage and performances offer insight into the life and career of renowned opera singer Maria Callas.
MARIA BY CALLAS was directed/produced by Tom Volf and produced by Thierry Bizot, Emmanuel Chain, Gaël Leiblang and Emmanuelle Lepers.
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Q&A with Narrator and Legendary Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato
- Q&A with Director Tom Volf
MARIA BY CALLAS has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated PG for mild thematic elements, some smoking and brief language.