Magic Moments of Music: Maria Callas in London

A film by Claus Wischmann

 

 

 

We all have them in our memories: Magic Moments of music are those rare occasions when suddenly everything gels: great artistry, unique circumstances, and the magic that outlives the moment. This series is dedicated to stellar musical events that gripped the whole world and thanks to film and television have remained unforgettable till today. (The stuff that legends are made of, moments when history pauses to marvel at itself.)

The first episode is dedicated to Maria Callas’ performance of Tosca in London. Contemporary archive material brings the period back to life. Unpublished recordings from behind the scenes and present-day interviews with contemporary witnesses and musicians open up new perspectives, delve down into the depths, and rekindle the emotion.