Tribute to Maria Callas

Seven musical events to celebrate the art and life of the Divina in the second year of the centenary celebrations

FROM FRIDAY 24TH JUNE TO FRIDAY 23TH SEPTEMBER 2022

In the second year of celebrations La Divina emozione. Sirmione Callas 21 23, Sirmione becomes a real widespread stage in which the entire territory will be dotted with numerous shows to tell Maria Callas around the hundred years after her birth.

At the center of the program is Omaggio a Maria Callas: seven musical events to tell the Divina not only as an extraordinary opera singer but also as a woman in her private dimension and in relations with the art and culture of her time.

During the 7 appointments, the figure of Maria will be told from several points of view.
In addition to the figure of a singer, the link with the world of cinema and with intellectuals such as Pierpaolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini and Franco Zeffirelli will be retraced.
Omaggio a Maria Callas, thanks to two pop music proposals, is also aimed at an audience of pop music lovers in general. A concert will be dedicated to American music between 1920 and 1940, the period of Maria’s youth, and another evening will be dedicated to Italian popular music of the years between 1950 and 1960, a period in which Maria in Italy becomes an opera diva and in where the major icons of Italian song are born.

Michele Nocera will be the main protagonist of Vi racconto Maria: an in-depth look at the singer’s private dimension seen up close also through the objects that belonged to her.

The collaboration with the Concorso Internazionale Mario Orlandoni di Como is renewed. Three young singers selected for the competition will have the opportunity to perform with an orchestra on an exceptional stage such as Sirmione. For all concerts: free admission and reservations required.

For all concerts: free admission and reservations required.


Friday 24th June 2022, Grotte di Catullo. Prato delle Noci
Tre donne per Maria
Una voce e quattro mani

Opening concert of the Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas
Elisa Balbo, Soprano
Mirca Rosciani and Sabina Concari at the piano
Fabio Larovere presents

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Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 9:00 pm, Villa Callas, via Catullo
Vi racconto Maria
Concert with soprano and piano and conversation with Michele Nocera


Tuesday 30th August 2022, 9:00 pm, Cascina Corte Anna, via Vigneto, 10
Maria e il Cinema
Omaggio a Pasolini, Fellini e Visconti
Flute, violin, cello, harp, piano and voice
A tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini on the centenary of his birth


Tuesday 6th September 2022, 9:00 pm, Spiaggia delle Muse
L’Italia di Sanremo
Canzoni e icone italiane tra gli anni ’50 e ’60
Voice, lyric, violin, cello, harp, piano and rock voice


Tuesday Martedì 13 Settembre 2022, 9:00 pm, Cascina Cà Lojera, via 1866, 19, Località Rovizza
Tace il Labbro: il repertorio proibito
Galà dell’Operetta
Instrumental quintet, soprano, tenor and comedian


Tuesday 20th September 2022, 9:00 pm, Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Viale Gennari n. 5
C’era una volta in America
Musica americana tra gli anni ’20 e ’40
Voice, lyric, violin, cello, harp, piano and rock voice


Friday 23rd September 2022, 9:00 pm, Spiaggia delle Muse
Un palco per le giovani voci
Concerto finale con i vincitori del Premio Callas
Concorso Lirico Internazionale Mario Orlandoni di Como
Virgilio Ranzato Orchestra and three young singers


To give a small taste of what we will witness, it is possible to see the the extraordinary images of the first edition of the concert that opened the celebrations of last year’s edition of Omaggio a Maria. Images that speak for themselves and that invite you not to miss the appointments of this year’s edition.

Sirmione Callas 21 – 23, the complete calendar of the 2022 edition
Sirmione Callas 21-23 is sponsored by: Elnòs Shopping – Intred – Ghirardi spa – Bossoni Volvo

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