‘Callas – Paris, 1958’ Coming to Cinemas in November

By Afton Wooten

Photo credit: MariaCallas.Film

Celebrating Maria Callas’ centenary year, the newly restored and fully colorized film “Callas – Paris, 1958” will be shown in cinemas worldwide this November and December.

The film depicts Callas’ Paris debut and legendary performance at the Paris Opéra on Dec. 19, 1958. Her one-night-only concert was attended by French President Coty, Jean Cocteau, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Charlie Chaplin, Brigitte Bardot, and many more. Callas opened with her signature role, Norma’s “Casta diva,” followed by  the “Miserere” scene from Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” and “Una voce poco fa” from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” Callas’ performance concluded with a fully staged performance of “Tosca,” Act II.

“Callas – Paris, 1958” is restored from the original reels, put into color with 4K resolution, and includes Dolby Atmos surround sound carefully mixed by Miraval Studios. It is directed and produced by Tom Volf and Samuel Francois-Steininger, the same team behind the award-winning documentary, “Maria By Callas” (2017). Piece of Magic Entertainment is the international distributor.

Global release dates will be announced on MariaCallas.Film.