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Meryl Streep To Play Opera Star Maria Callas

Meryl Streep will portray legendary opera singer Maria Callas in a new Tv biopic.The actress will take on the role of the iconic star in a film adaptation of the play Master Class for the...

Maria Callas Biopic Heading To Big Screen

Plans for a biopic of opera singer Maria Callas have been unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival.Whale Rider moviemaker Niki Caro will direct and write the film, which will focus on the legendary soprano's affair...

Keith Richards Says He And Mick Are Like Brothers

Keith Richards says he and his Rolling Stones bandmate Sir Mick Jagger are like brothers who sometimes "love each other and sometimes hate each other".The guitarist claims he and the singer have been "fighting like...

Eva Mendes To Play Maria Callas On The Big Screen

Eva Mendes is set to portray opera star Maria Callas in an upcoming biopic.The actress will play the soprano in Greek Fire, based on a book about the singer's tumultuous love life. And she admits...

Eva Green Scared By Maria Callas Role

Eva Green is "scared" about the idea of playing Maria Callas in a biopic about her life.The 'Casino Royale' beauty is rumoured to be in talks to star as the Greek opera singer in a...

Daly Returning To Broadway

Tony-winning actress/singer TYNE DALY is returning to Broadway as MARIA CALLAS, in a new production of TERRENCE MCNALLY play MASTER CLASS.The 64-year-old Judging Amy star will reprise the role of the opera diva next spring...

Soprano Tries On Callas' Tosca Jewels

Soprano ADRIANNE PIECZONKA will wear the $85,000 (GBP42,500) crystal tiara, necklace and earrings set created for opera legend MARIA CALLAS when she debuts in the revival of TOSCA in Los Angeles on Saturday night (17May08)....

Callas' Letters Go Unsold

LATEST: Opera singer MARIA CALLAS' passionate love letters have failed to sell after going under the hammer as part of a major auction of her personal belongings. The world famous soprano's private articles, including glamorous...

Private Torment Of Callas Revealed In Auction Of Belongings

Letters revealing the private torment of opera singer MARIA CALLAS have gone on public view in Milan, Italy, in the run-up to a major auction of her personal belongings. The world famous soprano's private articles,...

Dion Dreams Of Winning Oscar

CELINE DION dreams of winning an Oscar for portraying the late opera star MARIA CALLAS in a Hollywood biopic of the soprano. The My Heart Will Go On singer admits she has a recurring dream...

Grammy Honours For The Doors, The Grateful Dead And Baez

The Grammy Awards got off to an early start last night (10FEB07) when iconic rockers THE DOORS, folk singer JOAN BAEZ and rockers THE GRATEFUL DEAD picked up prizes for lifetime achievement. Opera singer MARIA...

Opera Legend Schwarzkopf Dead At 90

German opera legend ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF has died at her home in Shruns, Austria. She was 90. The soprano was blessed with one of the greatest voices of the 20th century, according to opera experts. She...

Conductor Giulini Dies

Italian maestro CARLO MARIA GIULINI died on Tuesday (14JUN05) in Brescia, Italy. He was 91. Giulini, who was closely associated with opera diva MARIA CALLAS during his days leading Milan, Italy's LA SCALA's opera...

Opera Singer Renata Tebaldi Dies

Italian opera singer RENATA TEBALDI has died aged 82, after a long illness. Tebaldi, who was a rival of music legend MARIA CALLAS, passed away today (19DEC04) at her home in San Marino....

Phantom Exhausted Driver

Actress-turned-singer MINNIE DRIVER was left exhausted by her elaborate costume in the big screen adaptation of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. The 34-year-old actress stars as Spanish diva CARLOTTA, and...

Zeffirelli: 'Callas Was Murdered'

Opera legend MARIA CALLAS was murdered for her $9 million (GBP5 million) fortune, according to film director FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI. Zeffirelli, who has made a film of the soprano's last days called CALLAS FOREVER, is...

Callas Jewellery Surprises Auction Bosses

Jewellery owned by late opera legend MARIA CALLAS has stunned auctioneers by selling for $1.87 million (GBP1 million) - triple the pre-sale estimate. The 11 pieces were sold at Sotheby's in Geneva, Switzerland, by...

Madonna Interested In Onassis Isle

MADONNA has her sights set on buying a Greek island from multibillionairess ATHINA ONASSIS, according to reports. The pop superstar has allegedly visited remote Skorpios, where tycoon ARISTOTLE ONASSIS famously romanced opera diva MARIA...

Maria Callas Jewels To Go On The Auction Block

Jewellery once belonging to legendary opera star MARIA CALLAS is going up for auction in Switzerland. The sale, to be held at Geneva's HOTEL BEAU-RIVAGE on 17 November (04), will include 11 pieces given...

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