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La Divina - The Last Interview of Maria Callas

Oct 08 | Sat |
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Shelley Cooper will bring her award-winning solo work, La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, to United Solo Theatre Festival ™ on October 8th at 7PM. Ms. Cooper’s captivating performance as Callas has had more than a dozen productions in the U.S. and abroad and has won numerous awards including at the Hollywood Fringe (Pick of the Fringe-Hollywood Fringe 2021) and Orlando Fringe (Best Individual Performance in a Drama Orlando Fringe 2021). There will be one performance only at SoloFest™ on October 8th at 7PM at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets for SoloFest™ Shows at $46.50 including online fees and can be purchased here: https://bfany.org/theatre-row/shows/united-solo-theatre-festival-2022/. On the site, scroll to the bottom of the list of shows and enter your date and time (Oct. 8 at 7PM). La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas was conceived and written by Shelley Cooper and is directed by Mariangela Chatzistamatiou. Accompanying Ms. Cooper will be Saul Nache.

“Here on stage, the extraordinarily talented Shelley Cooper becomes Maria Callas!” Jim Gilles, The Hollywood Times

In La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, the audience eavesdrops on La Divina’s interview with journalist Mike Wallace (silent and invisible) and journeys through the life of the extremely complex, legendary artist. Ms. Cooper, a classically trained soprano, masterfully treats the audience to several operatic gems including “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “Habanera,” and “Vissi d’arte.” The show provides fascinating tidbits from the singer’s life —how opera kept Callas alive during World War II — and delves some into her complicated relationship with Aristotle Onassis while offering insight into the singer’s own torments.

The Annual United Solo Festival, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, presents a selection of local and international productions including storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, improv, stand-up, magic, musical, and drama. Since its inaugural year in 2010, United Solo has featured more than 1,000 productions from all over the world. In 2021, United Solo launched a new virtual platform (United Solo SCREEN) to present shows for its global audience and theatre enthusiasts.

Venue: Theatre Row

410 W. 42nd St. Map
310-.28-3.2415