Maria Callas: The Black pearl

by Federica Nardacci
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On 16 September 1977 Maria Callas died in her Paris apartment aged 54. From that moment on her name went down in history as one of the greatest singers of all times. A heart attack was widely believed to be the cause of her death, but 40 years on, there are still those who wonder whether she actually took her own life. In fact, this extraordinary singer and actress had always been known for her troubled lifestyle, an existence which slowly destroyed her career.

This monologue is the inner journey of Ferruccio Mezzadri, Callas’s trusted butler, who lived and worked by her side for more than 20 years until her death.
As if in a delirious dream, the butler goes through memories and flashbacks which bring forth some of the most significant moments in the artist's life, until - as if he was coming back to reality - he realises that everything has really ended. With Callas's death, a long chapter of his own life has ended and he is able to separate from a great affection as well as an incredible world, to leave behind a glamorous life and the sufferance he was witness to. 
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Director ,Sophie Aldred ( Doctor Who ) , Incidental music, Claudio Di Meo.
Marco Gambino ( Emmerdale, Montalbano,The Traitor )
Recommended for all ages.
THIS PRODUCTION runs for approximately 55 minutes without an interval.

21-23 November 2019, 7.30pm 

Tickets (All unreserved)

General Admission £22

Concession (Student, unemployed, over 60, Under 26)

10 for £10 
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The Playground Theatre
Latimer Rd London W10 6RQ

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