Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
20th March 2018 to 8th April 2018
The original diva. The greatest dramatic soprano of her generation. After a sensational career that saw her become the undisputed star of the world’s greatest Opera Houses including La Scala and The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Maria Callas accepts an invitation to conduct a series of master classes to a select group of young vocal students at the Juilliard School in New York. In Terrence McNally's extraordinary theatrical tribute, Callas takes centre-stage one more time, as she passes on to her students, and to the audience, the experiences and lessons of a lifetime. They witness her passion and commitment and realise the uniqueness of her great talent as she cajoles and lectures her students, delivering wisdom and insults in true diva style. This production of Masterclass is directed by Artistic Director of London’s Kings Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher. It also features Dobbs Franks as Manny, Callas’ pianist, and three brilliant young singers Jessica Boyd, Rocco Speranza and Kala Gare.