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5 September, 2020: 7 Deaths of Maria Callas
This 2020-2021 season kicks off with 7 Deaths of Maria Callas in co-production with the Opera de Paris. An opera project by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović presented at the Bavarian Opera. Under the musical direction of Yoel Gamzou, Marina Abramović will appear in seven films as Maria Callas alongside Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe. Seven different singers will perform the most famous arias of Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Donizetti and Bellini. For the musical conception of the project, Serbian composer Marko Nikodijević composed new music, highlighting the life of Callas who never allowed a separation between her stage persona and her private self.