Maria Callas Museum to Open in Athens

By Francisco Salazar

A museum dedicated to Maria Callas will open in Athens, Greece.

The museum comes in time for the soprano’s centenary year, which will be celebrated on Dec. 2, 2023.

The museum will be located in a public building, which is the property of the city’s town hall. The exhibition will have a wide array of personal objects, recordings, and documents that been collected over the past 50 years.

There will also be a student diary with annotations from the soprano and various student awards as well as wardrobe, accessories, and a number of personal photos. There will also be a number of articles donated from the Teatro alla Scala, Arena di Verona, Teatro La Fenice, and Metropolitan Opera.

The Callas centenary celebration began earlier this season at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and is set to be celebrated all over the world.