On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Maria Callas, this spring, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas event exhibition, based on an original idea by Tom Volf. Presented by the Departmental Council of the “Hauts de Seine” last September at “La Seine Musical”, the exhibition is a standout among the many tributes paid to the Diva throughout the world. The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in several aspects, particularly focusing on the presence of Maria Callas in the Principality of Monaco.
During these happy years, when from 1960 to 1967 she was settled in Monaco and away from the spotlight; she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristotle Onassis and frequented this private circle of Monegasque parties. Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films, including from the collections of Monegasque cultural entities such as the Opera, the “Société des Bains de Mer”, the Monaco Audiovisual Archives, and the Prince’s Palace, to name but a few, will give life to these moments of public and private life. Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in theaters on December 13th, and author of Maria by Callas at éditions Assouline and Callas Confidential at éditions de La Martinière, two major books on the singer, will be present to help us discover her story.