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144 Star Starred
International City Theatre
at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center 330 East Seaside Way Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-4610
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628 stars
unlike the event description, the play is actually closer to 90 minute with NO intermission
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33 stars
Intimate theatre but fully equipped with professional staging facilities. Not a bad seat in the house!
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"Master Class"
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25 reviews
52 stars
attended Mar 31 2013

I felt like I was watching Maria Callas in person! If you have any interest in her life, opera, or the sacrifices artists make for their art, you will enjoy this show. The voices and performances of the students were lovely, but "Maria" stole the...continued

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Description

Internationally renowned soprano Maria Callas had a legendary voice and an equally legendary life as one of the world’s most celebrated (and gossiped-about) opera stars. In 1971, Callas taught a series of master classes at Juilliard. Outspoken in her artistic beliefs and uncompromising in the musical understanding she sought to communicate to 25 fortunate students, Callas worked through her legendary arias from Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and others. Terrence McNally’s play finds Callas near the end of her career, her voice almost gone, as she instructs a group of young singers aspiring to the heights of fame and fortune with wicked humor, unrelenting criticism and deeply personal stories.