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Theatre: Master Class: An Audience With Maria Callas at Smock Alley Theatre, Audio Described Performance and Touch Tour

27 May 2023, 12:15 pm (Past)

Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play.

Passionate, fascinating and supremely talented, Maria Callas remains the pinnacle of operatic stardom. Famous for musical virtuosity, elegance and a sharp temper, Callas was a unique and towering talent.

Terrence McNally’s award-winning play invites an audience in to hear Callas speak in her own voice. Inspired by a series of real masterclasses given at The Juilliard School NY, we encounter Callas’ public lessons about music and performance as well as some of her most private and intimate memories.

To mark the centenary of Callas’ birth, Smock Alley & Once Off Productions are proud to present the Irish premiere of Master Class. Hugely successful on Broadway and the West End, this new Irish production directed by Conor Hanratty will see Smock Alley transformed into an intimate concert space, allowing audiences encounter the magnetism of this great singer up close and personal.

Caitríona Ní Mhurchú will play Maria Callas. The cast includes some of our finest young talent in Leo Hanna, Rebecca Rodgers, Niall Kinsella, Gillian Roberts and Kelli-Ann Masterson who together will conjure those heady days in New York where Callas demands impeccably high standards of her students.

Filled with humour, passion and stories from a legendary career, Master Class is an unmissable celebration of music, theatre and art.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance 27th May at 1.30pm
With Touch Tour beforehand at 12.15pm (meeting in the foyer)

Please phone Smock Alley box office at 01 6770014 to book your place for the Touch Tour and/or Audio Description.

For booking, please visit: https://smockalley.com/master-class

The Arts

Audio described
Smock Alley Theatre
Touch tour