Operafest Lisboa 2023

Maria by Callas

Film by Tom Volf (2017)



8 SEP | 19h00

Cinemateca Portuguesa



113 min


Maria Callas tells her story in first-person.


Closing cine-opera cycle in co-production with Cinemateca Portuguesa an homage to great Maria Callas.


Almost fifty years after her death and celebrating her birth Centenary, the famous opera diva tells her story, in her own words. A documentary made of inedited filmed images, unseen photographs, personal movies in super 8, alive private tapes, intime letters and rare archive color images.


With images and footage of Maria Callas, Vittorio De Sica, Aristotle Onassis, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Omar Sharif, Marilyn Monroe, Alain Delon, Yves Saint-Laurent, J.F. Kennedy, Luchino Visconti, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly e Liz Taylor, among others.


Written and directed by Tom Volf


Prodution: Petit Dragon, Elephant Doc, Volf Productions


Tickets available from 21st August on, online on BOL or in Cinemateca's ticket office