“Magic Moments of Music”-Maria Callas & Tosca 1964
The 45/52mn documentary presents Maria Callas and her outstanding performance of Tosca at Royal Opera House 1964. Including interviews with Sir Antonio Pappano, Rufus Wainwright, Thomas Hampson and more.
Maria Callas "Tosca" 1964 © sounding images
At the beginning of 1964 the music world experiences something completely unexpected. Maria Callas returns to the opera stage as Primadonna. Her "Tosca" at the Royal Opera House will become a magic moment of music. The BBC recorded the second act. Maria Callas's glorious career seems to have long since become a myth. Not her voice, but scandals dominate the headlines. Disappointed by her love for the multimillionaire and Playboy Aristoteles Onassis, Maria Callas wants to come back on stage. Outstanding personalities of our time such as Anna Prohaska, Sir Antonio Pappano, Rufus Wainwright, Thomas Hampson, Kristina Opolais, Wolfgang Joop and Juergen Kesting are talking about the Primadonna assoluta.
Recording location London, Berlin, Budapest, Munich
Production year 2017
Duration 43' / 52'
Video format HDCam
Executive Producer Claus Wischmann
Production Company Sounding Images
Co-Production Company Cmajor
Camera Reiner Bauer, Pascal Hoffmann
Sound Engineer Björn Geldermann, Simon Brucker, Thomas Funk
Director Holger Preusse
Editor Ralf Streese
Distribution TV Cmajor
Director of Photography Sebastian Hattop
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