MARIA, BY CALLAS, UNCENSORED
In her own words, singing opera was reaching to heaven where those gardens of pure harmony reside… The documentary “Maria by Callas” opens new doors regarding her life. This time, through her own voice.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

She thought she was going to live her life simply as “Maria”. Yet there was “Callas” to come, a title that simply means “the greatest opera singer of all times”.

Through the pictures, visual and audio records that hadn’t been out before and her diaries& letters read by Joyce DiDonato, the documentary by Tom Volfe shows Callas telling her own story as she reveals the soul behind her voice that sings beyond her human self and reaches throughout the ages.

Some remarkable moments of the documentary are where we see her being born in New York into an immigrant family from Greece, having education in Greece, growing as her voice was gradually transforming into “Callas”, dealing with the problematic relationship she had with her mother and experiencing an endless rivalry with Renaya Tebaldi.

Her character or silhouette is no different than her voice; bulletproof, unbreakable, unbending and uncompromising. She buries her pain in her letters when her greatest love Aristotle Onassis marries to Jackie Kennedy. And she never disclaims her upright stance.

In the documentary, Callas expresses that she first needs to feel what she performs. And she says that she definitely needs to experience before feeling it fully…

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
A KITCHEN TOOL: ZESTER

Why is Zester, a must-have for any cook’s knife case, so important?

FINDS
DEBORAH LEVY – HOT MILK

After reading “Things I Don’t Want to Know” by Deborah Levy, it is impossible to resist reading another novel by the author.

CASE SERIES
PRE-FALL’19 MEN COLLECTION IS ON VIEW

Sanayi313’s Pre-Fall Men Collection is on view at Milan these days.

BLACKOUTS
MIAMI

“The Magic City” with spectacular sunsets, warm breezes and soft waters…

LOVE LETTERS
ALP İŞMEN

Painter Alp İşmen declares his love to love with once again a love letter.

SENSES
YEŞİM GÜRER OYMAK

The interview we did with Yeşim Gürer Oymak on the "hearing" sense was very different because of her relationship with music.

CITIZENS
CANA GÜRMEN

Ulus’un sokaklarında, günün hızı ile keyfi arasında gidip gelen insanların arasında yürüyoruz. Birazdan, adeta şehrin o modern ama vakur yüzünü ayakta tutan muhit binalarının tam ortasında, arkeolojinin, bitmeyen bir aşkın ve klasik müziğin olduğu bir eve gireceğiz. Piyanist Cana Gürmen’in evine.