Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Marina Abramović Is About to Birth "7 Deaths of Callas" In Munich


What was dubbed "An opera project by Marina Abramović (2020)," the new performance for 7 Deaths of Callas is set top open on September 5 at the Bayerische Staatsoper. With music by Marko Nikodijević and scenes of operas by Georges Bizet, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi, the original opening was sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is to be co-produced with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Greek National Opera, and Opéra national de Paris. The additional plans for future performances, however, have not been released. Singers involved include Hera Hyesang Park (Violetta Valéry), Selene Zanetti (Floria Tosca), Leah Hawkins (Desdemona), Kiandra Howarth (Cio-Cio-San), Nadezhda Karyazina (Carmen), Adela Zaharia (Lucia Ashton), and Lauren Fagan (Norma).

Watch the promo video, which features Willem Dafoe, after the jump.