La Divina Callas

America, Greece, Italy, France — the world was her home — and her voice was her passport. La Divina Maria Callas was celebrated at a gala opening for the brand new Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco on September 23, 2010. Some 200 guests of the Italian and Greek Consulates were among the first in the United States to view Bruno Tosi’s collection of Maria Callas’s music, jewelry, love letters, costumes and photographs.  The collection, on display through December 2nd, captures the glamour, elegance and mystique of a bygone era.  Maria Callas was the tragic heroine of her own life; she married Giovanni Battista Meneghini and loved Aristotle Onassis …. Watch Red Carpet Bay Area for the full story:

La Divina Callas Video Credits

People in this video:  Romana Bracco, Maria Callas Exhibition Gala Event Co-chair; Amelia Carpenito Antonucci, Director, Istituto Italiano di Cultura; Bruno Tosi, President, Associazione Maria Callas;  Fabrizio Marcelli, Consul General of Italy, San Francisco; Elisabeth Thieriot, Maria Callas Exhibition Gala Event Co-chair; Terje Arnesen, Installation Designer; Antonio Pio Saracino, Designer/Architect; Felicia Bongiovanni, Soprano

MBL Media Productions Executive Producer:  Marybeth La Motte; Writer/Producer: Jan Mabry; Director of Photography: Mark Hamburg; Editor: Joanna Hildago; Associate Producer: Cori Miller; Wardrobe Stylist: Sandy Mandel, Style Studio; Hair & Makeup: Neja Salon, San Francisco

Special Thanks:  Judy Holm, Luca Matureli, Nellie Muganda, Robin Treasure, The Maria Callas Association, The Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco

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