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ETERNAL ROAD, THE (1937) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11; x 8" (30 x 22 cm.) program, USA.
"The piece was conceived by Zionist activist Meyer Weisgal to alert the then-ignorant public to Hitler's persecution of the Jews in 1937 Germany. Weisgal enlisted the help of director Max Reinhardt, who found Weill to compose the music and Werfel to write the libretto. Set in a synagogue where Jews hide all night as a pogrom rages outside, the story combines Biblical and pre-World War II Jewish history. The rabbi reads from the Torah, leading, in each act, to the exploration and re-enactment of a different Biblical theme. At the...
MARIA CALLAS AT LA SCALA (1953) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original 9 ½ x 7” (24 x 18 cm.) borderless photo, Italy.
Callas in her dressing room at La Scala as she prepares to go on stage in one of her signature roles---Cherubini’s MEDEA, in a famous performance conducted by none other than Leonard Bernstein. This photo bears on verso the stamp of Erio Piccagliani, at the time the official photographer for La Scala. There is also a notation in ink on bottom of verso “Medea...
MEDEA (1969) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 38 x 26 " (67 x 97 cm.) fotobusta poster, Italy. Maria Callas, dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini; Euro International. The legendary diva Maria Callas only did one film, in which she played the role of Medea (in Pasolini's interpretation of the character in Euripides). Interestingly, Callas had portrayed Medea much earlier in her career, since she performed the Cherubini opera Medea at La Scala in 1953, under the baton of a young Leonard Bernstein.