CALLAS : The Life and Music of Maria Callas | NCH | 20 February 2020
“A massive hit show.”
– Marty Whelan, RTÉ Lyric fm
CALLAS is the world’s first stage show about the life of legendary opera singer Maria Callas. It tells the story of her love affair with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who left Callas for JFK’s widow, Jackie Kennedy. The show features famous scenes from Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Tosca, Carmen, The Pearl Fishers and the show-stopping aria Nessun Dorma.
Máire Flavin as Maria Callas
Amy Ni Fhearraigh as Jackie Kennedy
Patrick Hyland as Meneghini
with the Casta Diva Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marçio da Silva
Written & Directed by Niall Morris
Acclaimed British actor Simon Callow CBE (Four Weddings & A Funeral, A Room With A View) narrates the story, while historic images are projected on a large screen, portraying Callas’s extraordinary life.
CALLAS is the most successful opera themed show in the history of Irish theatre, with an unprecedented series of sell-out nights at the NCH.
“I could not imagine a more appropriate way of reflecting on the memory of the legendary Greek prima donna Maria Callas. What a wonderful evening it was. Bravo to everyone!”
– Her Excellency Katia Georgiou, Greek Ambassador to Ireland