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See the brilliance and passion of the original diva
Lauded as the greatest dramatic soprano of her generation, Maria Callas was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Terrence McNally brings to the stage Callas' brilliance and passion in Masterclass.
After a sensational career that saw her become the undisputed star of the world's greatest Opera Houses including La Scala and The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Maria Callas accepted an invitation to conduct a series of master classes to a select group of young vocal students at the Juilliard School in New York.
In this extraordinary theatrical tribute, Callas takes centre-stage one more time as she passes on to her students - and to us - the experiences and lessons of a lifetime. We witness her passion and commitment and realise the uniqueness of her great talent as she cajoles and lectures her students, delivering wisdom and insults in true diva style.
Amanda Muggleton reprises her Helpmann and Green Room award-winning role as Maria Callas. Amanda is one of Australia's greatest and most beloved actresses. In a career that spans four decades, she has more than fifty theatre, film and television credits to her name including the long-running role of Chrissie Latham in television's Prisoner as well as starring roles in stage productions of Hello Dolly!, Entertaining Mr Sloane, HMS Pinafore, Calendar Girls, Blood Brothers, Steaming, The Seagull and, of course, her unforgettable Shirley Valentine.
The Age raves "Amanda Muggleton is Maria Callas… this is probably the performance of her life" and the Adelaide Sunday Mail says "Amanda Muggleton is sublime and devastating as La divina in Masterclass"
Directed by London's Kings Head Theatre's Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, he says "I'm overjoyed to be returning home to Australia to work with such a wonderful cast, including the sensational Amanda Muggleton, on Terrence McNally's fiercely brilliant play. Maria Callas was that rare thing: a real-life phenomenon, whose life off-stage was as rich and joyous and full-blooded as her on-stage performances and like so many others, I've devoured stories about her life. The more you learn about her, the more you want to learn, and with this brand new, intimate, production, we're going to show you the woman behind the legend like never before!"