Royal Academy of Arts
Thu 26 Oct 2023
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
7 Deaths of Maria Callas: A preview with Marina Abramović image

Maria Callas, one of the most iconic opera singers of the 20th century, has long fascinated performance artist Marina Abramović Hon RA. Abramović’s opera project, 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, pays homage to Callas by re-enacting her on-stage deaths in seven classic operas, through film and live performance. It features arias from Bellini, Bizet, Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi.
At this exclusive preview, sopranos Nadine Benjamin and Sarah Tynan will perform arias from 7 Deaths of Maria Callas. Marina Abramović and Annilese Miskimmon will then join Benjamin and Tynan to discuss the creative process behind bringing the opera to the London stage for the first time. The event will be chaired by Axel Rüger, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts.
The exhibition Marina Abramović is at the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 September 2023 – 1 January 2024.
ENO’s production of 7 Deaths of Maria Callas will be at the London Coliseum from 3 – 11 November 2023.