‘Maria Callas’ Is Coming to The LA Opera Off Grand

By David Salazar

BASE Hologram and the LA Opera Off Grand are set to present “Callas in Concert” on April 13, 2019.

The event will be presented in association with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the USC Bovard Auditorium. “Callas in Concert” is a performance that uses technology to bring back the famed diva both visually and vocally 50 years after her final performance. The concert is scripted and directed by Creative Director Stephen Wadsworth.

“One of the goals of LA Opera Off Grand is to explore new methodologies of storytelling and novel forms of exposure to opera,” said LA Opera’s Christopher Koelsch in a press release. “This technology provides a stunning opportunity to revisit one of the truly great interpreters of the art form through cutting edge technological innovation.”

This performance is the latest in a vast tour that took place across the world throughout late 2018. “Callas in Concert” has appeared in Mexico, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, in addition to a number of U.S. cities.