Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1958, one of the world's great operatic divas, Maria Callas, made a legendary appearance in Paris when she was the very peak of her fame and her powers. The recital was filmed for television broadcast, and for this video release, Roger Benamou, who directed the original television special, has re-edited the material with the elements remastered for optimal sound and picture quality. In addition, Benamou has added his own memories about working with the legendary Callas, as well as a short documentary on the opera house where the concert was held. Callas was accompanied for this performance by the Paris National Opera Theatre Orchestra. Tito Gobbi and Georges Sebastian also appear.