The New York Times on Marina Abramović's postponed Marie Callas opera
11 April 2020
For the past month, Marina Abramović has been based in Munich, developing '7 Deaths of Maria Callas', a music-theater work about the tragic myths surrounding the American-born Greek soprano, at the Bavarian State Opera. Combining elements of video and performance art, the piece strings together seven famous arias associated with Callas and new music by the composer Marko Nikodijevic. Each of the arias is accompanied by a short film, in which Abramović plays opposite the Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe.
Scheduled to premiere on the 11th of April, the opera has now been postponed. Read more about the artist's lifelong obsession with the singer, the rehearsals in Munich and the future plans for the performance in The New York Times.
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