Passion Callas (1997)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |  
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Gérald Caillat helms Maria Callas: Passion Callas , a feature-length documentary exploration of the woman who became the most accomplished and gifted operatic diva of the 20th century. Caillat creates a biographical portrait by interweaving archival film footage of legendary Maria Callas performances with interview footage of Callas, her mentor Elvira de Hidalgo; her stage producer Luchino Visconti, and her recording producer Michel Glotz. The film functions as a companion piece, not only to innumerable audio recordings and filmed performances of Callas, but to Franco Zeffirelli's 2004 feature Callas Forever and to the preexistent 1978 documentary Callas: A Documentary directed by John Ardoin.