- Maria by Callas review by EJ
Watching this was such an amazing experience; so personal!
It felt as if you’d spent time in Maria Callas’s life and feeling the pain and anguish that she, at times, suffered, along with the monumental highs of her performances: It was so revealing.
It did leave me quite sad though, to learn how lonely a life can be, when you have the world expect so much from you, but to adore you at the same time and oh my, did they adore her! An absolute SUPERSTAR was Maria Callas.
For all the talk over the years of her being a diva, who was difficult to work with, I had the feeling that she was misunderstood. She worked tirelessly at something all her life in a role she didn’t even want, to please her audience. It was sad to hear her longing for her lost childhood and wishing she could have had a simple life with a loving family.
I hope I haven’t painted too sad a picture of this revealing documentary, as it was full of wonder too: Life changing to watch, in a way. I certainly won’t listen to her voice in the same way: Enjoy!
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