Concerts and Recitals

Vissi d’arte – Gala Maria Callas

Palais Garnier

on 02 December 2023 at 8 pm

1h40 no interval

Vissi d’arte – Gala Maria Callas

Palais Garnier - on 02 December 2023 at 8 pm

Synopsis

To mark the centenary of Maria Callas’ birth on 2 December 1923, the Paris Opera is staging a special gala to support the institution’s activities on the anniversary date. 

A compelling singer and a deeply moving tragedienne, Maria Callas transformed the art of operatic acting and singing. She performed three times on the stage of the Palais Garnier: at a Legion d’Honneur gala in 1958, in Norma in 1964 under the baton of Georges Prêtre, and in Franco Zeffirelli’s famous production of Tosca. She also had a special bond with Paris, where she lived and died on 16 September 1977. 

Conducted by Eun Sun Kim, the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will pay tribute to Callas in a setting designed by Robert Carsen.

Duration : 1h40 no interval

  • Opening

  • 100 min

  • End

Artists

Concert program

Creative team

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

« Una voce poco fa »
filmed at the Palais Garnier (1958)

Cast

  • Maria Callas
    Maria Callas Rosina

Master Class

Opening monologue

Cast

Norma

« Casta Diva »

La Traviata

« Follie, follie »

Cast

Carmen

La Habanera

Cast

Il Trovatore

« D’amore sull’ali rosee »
filmed at the Palais Garnier (1958)

Cast

  • Maria Callas
    Maria Callas Leonora

Macbeth

« Vieni! T’affretta! »

Cast

La Sonnambula

« Ah non credea »

Cast

Manon Lescaut

« Sola, perduta, abbandonata »

Cast

Don Carlo

« O don fatale »

Cast

Final monologue

Text from Terrence McNally's Master Class

Cast

Tosca

« Vissi d'arte »

The Paris Opera Orchestra

Vissi d’arte – Gala Maria Callas fait l’objet d’une captation, réalisée par François-René Martin, coproduite par l’Opéra national de Paris et Morgane Production, avec la participation de France Télévisions, le soutien du CNC et de la Fondation Orange, mécène des retransmissions audiovisuelles de l’Opéra national de Paris.

Il sera retransmis ultérieurement sur POP, la plateforme de l’Opéra national de Paris.

Vissi d’arte – Gala Maria Callas sera retransmis le 8 décembre 2023 sur France 5 lors d’une soirée spéciale consacrée à Maria Callas, et sera diffusé le 23 décembre 2023 sur France Musique à 20h dans l’émission « Samedi à l’Opéra », présentée par Judith Chaine.

Media

Access and services

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

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Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €10 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €15 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

Calculate my route
Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €10 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €15 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

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