September 19, 2021

Monica Bellucci ‘s love for Greece is well known – and vice versa.

Today, the Italian actress, one of the most famous stars of world cinema, met with Greek journalists in a press conference, discussing the unknown “letters and memories of Maria Callas” (Maria Callas: Lettres & Mémoires) that she will read in French with her own of her sensual way at the Herodion, on September 21, 22 and 23.

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The touring show premiered in Paris in November 2019 and was scheduled to premiere at the Herodion last year, was postponed due to a pandemic, and now the demand for tickets has led organizers to add one more day to meet the needs. The recall was secured for the Greek public by the cultural organization “Lykofos” of George Lykiardopoulos.

The reading is based on the book of the same name by Tom Wolf – director of the play, but also of his recent film, “Maria by Callas” – in which she collected from her personal friends, institutions and private collections, more than 350 unpublished letters of Callas, written by her for 30 years (1946-1977).

The reading of the letters follows a chronological order, bringing to light hidden and unknown aspects of the great diva. From her childhood in New York, to the years of the war in Athens and from the first steps of her career to her marriage and her subsequent stormy love for Aristotle Onassis, in a life characterized by success, glory, fame and personal sorrow and despair.

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Monica Bellucci is accompanied by the sounds of the Camerata-Orchestra of the Friends of Music, under the direction of the leading Greek conductor, George Petrou, who at the end of the performance will perform an excerpt on the piano which belonged to Maria Callas and was given for the three days of performances by the Onassis Foundation.

“I am just happy to be here. I love your country, you know that. It will be three very intense nights, “the actress said in the press conference.

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For Monica Bellucci, theater “is a completely new experience, so different from cinema.”

“I was scared when Tom Wolf asked me to interpret Maria Callas’ letters, but I could not resist,” she continued. “They are so full of emotion, fragility, honesty. Many have said that she had a tragic life, I would say she had a brave life, she followed her heart, a woman irreconcilable. She did what she wanted and knew what she did, say people who knew her. She sacrificed her whole life in music, her career – and when she met Aristotle Onassis she wanted to live her life as a woman. And he got divorced at a time when it was banned in Italy. She did not have children, she often talked about an unhappy childhood life, about the difficult relationship with her mother. Maria Callas remains a woman who inspires, a modern woman “.

Finally, he wondered why Tom Wolf chose her to read Callas ‘letters: “Maybe it was Callas’ Mediterranean energy? Maybe her international career? Maybe because she was a stranger wherever she went? Music enriched her own life. “Her letters enriched my life,” said Monica Bellucci.

(с) Η Μόνικα Μπελούτσι στην Αθήνα: «Είμαι συγκινημένη που βρίσκομαι εδώ -Αγαπώ την χώρα σας»

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September 19, 2021

Monica Bellucci is in Greece to interpret letters and memories of Maria Callas at the Herodeion, in her first theatrical appearance, but before the performances she welcomed Nikos Moutsinas and his “Good Lunch”.

Among the journalists that the Italian actress spoke to after the press conference she gave, was the presenter of SKAI’s successful lunchtime show, with him not being able to believe his acquaintance with the Hollywood star.

Nikos Moutsinas uploaded a photo from the meeting he had with Monica Bellucci, while the official page of his show shared some videos with the fans, announcing that the interview will be shown on Monday.

“Relaxed Sunday in the center of Athens for coffee with my good friend Monica Bellucci …”, the presenter wrote in the snapshot he posted.

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September 19, 2021

The actress arrived at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport where a large number of journalists were waiting for her.

The Monica Bellucci landing at the airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and click the photo does not stop until the immortalized herself to go to her vehicle. The Italian actress was in Greece as part of the performances she will give at the Herodeion , impersonating the legendary  Maria Callas . 

Monica Bellucci in Greece a few days before the premiere

The coronavirus may have changed plans last year, preventing Bellucci from traveling to Greece, but this year, our country has the opportunity to host Tom Volf’s work “Maria Callas: Letters and Memories”, which premiered in 2019, filling the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens and Studio Marigny and receiving rave reviews. On September 21 , 22 and 23, the Italian star will once again play the Greek opera diva – whose performances are already sold out – at the theater of Herodes Atticus, where the authentic piano of the top vocalist will appear on stage. , which was a gift from Aristotle Onassis. 

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September 7, 2021

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August 31, 2021

Fashion shows are back in full swing, and this weekend saw the return of the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show, which took place at the Piazzetta San Marco in Venice, with 450 guests in attendance.

The event saw the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Monica Bellucci, Heidi Klum and others fly to Italy to take in the dreamlike new couture collection, which was made up of 100 precious looks in silks, brocades, velvets, glass and crystals, embroidery and special fabrics.

Monica Bellucci with the Venetian Gondoliers

Models and guests arrived on gondolas to a performance from Jennifer Hudson, where they then sat front row to view the spectacular show, and were later treated to dinner at Rialto Market, marking a long-awaited return to the catwalk show for many who won’t have been able to attend a real-life presentation since March 2020.

“For us, Venice represents the perfect harmony of opposites that attract: it is romantic and sensual, melancholic and joyful, rational and visionary, luminous and nocturnal, sacred and profane, dark and golden,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a statement after the show took place, of why they had selected Venice for their latest show. “It is the city of Casanova, of the Carnival, of the historic regatta on the Grand Canal.” (с)

Deva Cassel is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show

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August 29, 2021

Dolce & Gabbana held a kind of VIP summit in Venice before the film festival, which was attended by celebrities from all over the world: from Jennifer Lopez to Sharon Stone, Helen Mirren, Zoe Saldana with her husband Marco Perego, Monica Bellucci with her daughter Deva Cassel.

Monica Bellucci is seen on August 28, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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