November 8, 2008

La Divina

When the Philippine Opera Company staged Terrence McNally's Master Class, they set up a small pictorial exhibition about Maria Callas just outside the theater. Divine her voice and performances may have been, but her life was definitely worldly, and maybe even a little hellish with the too-early deterioration of her voice and her frustrated love. The role of Callas in this play is a non-singing role—which is good, because Cherie Gil is a superb actress but I don't think she can sing, at least not well enough to be realistic as a diva assoluta.

Maria Callas exhibit of the Philippine Opera Company for Terrence McNally's Master Class

12 comments:

JM said...

Any singer/actress can't be convincing playing Callas singing, unless play backing her :-)

Webradio said...

Ah "La Callas"...
Nice photo and good explain...
See You later.

Tanya said...

Isn't she glamorous!

Chuck Pefley said...

a very interesting juxtaposition of men in white t-shirts in the news photo of today's post ... had to look carefully to see it was actually two people ... not one very obese man.

Wayne said...

I saw Master Class years ago but I'm having trouble remembering who played Callas. I probably have the programme but looking it up seems like work. I can only remember one line from the play and I can't repeat it here.

HZDP said...

Thanks for your informative post, I learned a great deal, it must take the actress a lot effort to lead such a legend role..

USelaine said...

It sounds interesting. I remember one song in the "Philadelphia" movie soundtrack is of her singing, but I know little else.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

I really like the perspective on this one, hilda; a warm background, the green wall, camera angle, etc.

rob said...

I like the camera angle as well! A tilted photo for a tilted life!

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Joy said...

Interesting! I would have loved to have seen this. How much were the tickets?

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Snapper said...

Love the tilted perspective in this photo. Cheers!

lunarossa said...

Hi Hilda, the photo is beautiful.Never seen the film. Might be a good suggestion. Ciao. Antonella