International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts Administration - Performing Arts Training - Theatre Design & Technology

December 16 - 20, 2017


La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas.
 

Live performance: a one-woman show written and performed by Shelley Cooper, the Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL (USA), directed by Mariangela Chatzistamatiou, and accompanied by Dr. Ross Osmun, Professor of Bishop's University (Canada).   


Shelley Cooper is a vocal coach, stage director, choreographer and actor specializing in musical theatre. Shelley is currently the Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Shelley has given master classes throughout the United States and the world, including Thailand and Austria. This past spring and summer, Shelley gave master classes and a concert with Simbiose Produções in São Paulo, Brazil; taught directing, dance and voice for the International Performing Arts Institute in Thailand and Germany; and sang “The Spirit” in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of “Dido and Aeneas.” She has performed, taught and directed for a number of companies such as Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Shawnee Summer Theatre, Bangkok Theatre Festival and the Venetian Macao. Her one-woman show, “La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas,” has been performed on three continents. She has former students working around the world, including the Broadway production of “Holiday Inn,” NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” “The Festival of the Lion King” in Hong Kong, national tours of “Rock of Ages,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Flashdance,” “Beauty and the Beast” and the West End Revival of “Miss Saigon.” . 


PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas (Live performance): Is a one-woman show written and performed by Shelley Cooper, directed by Mariangela Chatzistamatiou, and accompanied by Dr. Ross Osmun. It is inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic 20th Century Opera Singer Maria Callas. The show runs 60 minutes, contains stories of Callas' life and famous iconic arias that Maria Callas is known for singing. The audience eavesdrops on La Divina’s interview with a nonexistant Mr. Wallace and are taken on a journey through trauma, allowed glimpses of an extremely complex and tormented woman, and treated to some operatic gems including “O Mio Babbino Caro”, “Habanera”, and “Vissi d’arte”. La Divina has been performed at Orlando Repertory Theatre (USA), The International Performing Arts Institute (Germany), Bangkok Theatre Festival (Thailand), and KAD Performing Arts Center in Chiangmai (Thailand). More information...
 
   


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