7 Deaths of Maria Callas review – Marina Abramović dreams up a diva’s greatest hits | Opera


Coliseum, London
With murderous cameos from Willem Dafoe and live renditions of arias by a clutch of sopranos, the performance artist pays somewhat tame homage to the extraordinary singer

Mon 6 Nov 2023 03.05 AEDT

In a week of yet more bad news at English National Opera, the long-awaited UK premiere of 7 Deaths of Maria Callas was a reminder of just how ambitious and outward-facing the company can be. Billed as “an opera project by Marina Abramović”, the piece is a co-production from six of Europe’s operatic big-hitters (ENO among them) and has been gradually doing the rounds…

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