by Classic Theatre of San Antonio
Sep. 11 - Oct. 04, 2015
Anna Gangai returns to the role of Maria Callas in this Tony-Award winning play. Based on a series of master classes the opera diva gave at Julliard, Callas berates her students as much as she encourages them, reflecting on a lifetime of triumphs and disappointments and recalls her relationship with shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
Wikipedia: The opera diva Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny pedagogue is holding a voice master class at the Juilliard School. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates in a monologue about sacrifice taken in the name of art.
Featuring Anna Gangai, directed by Diane Malone, reviving their 2006 collaboration.
[poster by King William design]
Second poster photo shows Krista Boone and Anna Gangai from 2006, via the San Antonio Express-News.
September 11 - October 04, 2015
1924 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX, 78201
Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 PM and Sunday shows are at 3 PM.
Call the box office at 210-589-8450 for tickets and information!