Monica Bellucci is Maria Callas in the documentary broadcast tonight on Rai 1 for the first time

Tonight on Rai 1 at 11.30pm, within Speciale Tg1, the documentary on Maria Callas with Monica Bellucci, premiered at the 2023 Rome Film Festival, will be broadcast.

Monica Bellucci becomes Maria Callas for the documentary Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs, on air tonight on Rai 1 at 11.30pm on Speciale Tg1 in first ever viewingafter its preview presentation at the eighteenth edition of the Rome Film Festival.

What Maria Callas says: Letters and Memoirs

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Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs – Monica Bellucci in a photo from the film

The documentary is the story of international tour of the theater show of the same nameinterpreted by Monica Bellucci, which toured the world from November 2019 to January 2023, retracing the life of the woman rather than the artist, her fragility and vulnerability. A comparison between two eras, today and yesterday, and the harmony between two women who, although coming from different backgrounds, are united by a love of art. The extensive research of archive material allows us to take a dive into the past, the past from which we still draw inspiration today.

Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs, directed by Tom Volf and Yannis Dimolitsas, arrives a few days after centenary of his birth of Maria Callas, known as the Divine. The legendary opera singer, still celebrated today almost fifty years after her death, was in fact born on 2 December 1923.

The words of Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci, to yours first theatrical experience, declared that she was fascinated by the figure of Maria Callas. “This woman still inspires so much today and she is not only the great soprano, the diva, the divine” – stated the actress – “she is a woman who had a sincere and simple heart, she was courageous, she wanted to divorce when it wasn’t possible in Italy, she sacrificed her youth for work and when she met Onassis she sacrificed everything she had achieved in life for love“.

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