Maria Callas Concert POP 2
  • Description

    Experience the exceptional concert by the soprano Maria Callas at the Paris Opera in 1958, broadcast live in its entirety on Eurovision and accompanied by commentary from Pierre Tchernia.

    For her inaugural recital in France, Maria Callas performed arias from the operas La Forza del destino, Il Trovatore, Norma, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Tosca, accompanied by the Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Georges Sebastian.

    During intermissions, both backstage during set changes and within the audience, Pierre Tchernia and Pierre Dumayet conduct numerous interviews with notable figures about Maria Callas' concert, including Jean Cocteau, Patachou, Brigitte Bardot, Gilbert Bécaud, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Roland Petit, along with the Begum Aga Khan.

    © INA, La grande nuit de l’opéra - Realisation: Roger Benamou, 1958