THE Monica Bellucci returns to Greece after postponement of her long – awaited appearance in Athena at September 21, 22 and 23 to interpret her letters and memories Maria Callas and to seduce the Greek spectators in her first theatrical appearance, under the direction of Tom WolfThe One translation provided for the Greek public by the cultural organization “Twilight” of George Lykiardopoulos and which has already received the warmth of the response of the French public that saw Monica Bellucci transformed into Callas at the Marignly Theater, a performance that continued with a out tour wherever he went. Also, the show “Maria Callas: Letters and Memories” is based on the relevant edition with the unpublished letters of Calla published by Patakis. Monica Bellucci will be accompanied by her sounds Camerata-Orchestra of the Friends of Music, under the direction of top Greek conductor, George Petrou and she promises to take us on a journey through the life and career of the great diva — from childhood in New York to the time of her great love for him. Aristotle Onassis who, as he states, “was the one who finally determined and exterminated her.”
Besides, Bellucci has not been indulging in even more all this time fatal relationship with Onassis, who defined and crushed Callas, looking for additional ancient material, looking in various anecdotal letters that were also made in the edition, asking herself what it was that made such a dynamic and successful woman, to be crushed by the power of a man. Speaking of all this when we had met her in her suite at the Hilton, beautiful, erotic and torrent Monica had given us a series of reasons that identify with Calla’s Mediterranean personality and that did not make her love Greece as much as she did.
In fact, returning often to our places, to the same ones where he spent the top performer, he had many reasons to think about metaphysical identities that connects her to her. The moment, for example, that he sat in the stone seats of the Roman theater, just below the Acropolis, to be photographed for the needs of the show, he felt a butterfly lands on her neckSomething similar happened in Paris, when she tried to dress Maria Callas and realized that she did it with wonderful precision or when she sat on the sofas that were once accepted in the living room of the house of the fatal diva, feeling that something of her blood was flowing in her veins. She says it and is moved, it almost changes the tone of her voice – and we can not help but think that even the dresses we see in the show or in the photos that make it look like a satanic reincarnation of the fatal diva.
«But it was her love with Onassis that haunted her, bad lies, no matter what we say. He killed her and fixed her“Bellucci told us categorically when we met her near the Hilton Suite, knowing that she has penetrated all aspects of the soul of the great performer, the diaries and returns from which the play, directed by Tom Wolf, who had also made a relevant film about Maria CallasShe believes, however, that what leveled her was not only the great, obsessive love she nurtured for her Aristo – something that seems pervasive in the returns she sent him – but the fact that she did not bring a child with him, something she wanted as much as anything : “I think that was the biggest drama,” Bellucci tells us. “It simply came to our notice then. I remember her saying in an awareness that she could have everything, success, recognition, communication with the world but that the most terrible thing for her was that she did not have a family. She had also confessed that in a way it was a life captive of her destiny since her career was first decided by her mother and then the man was for the family, which was purely her own decision, he never managed to claim her and have her as he wanted it. As if he can’t really get away from it tragic, almost ancient Greek destiny and from himself — let alone from the life others had decided for her. Proof of her tragic end after she died just like the heroines who performed on stage “.
Unlike Callas, Monica Bellucci decided to reverse her fate who wanted her trapped in a provincial town in Italy and to oppose the decision of her parents who imagined her the bride of the prominent of the area. She even dared, although a simple girl from the countryside, to initially study law, which left the course after she had already started a career in fashion as the much-discussed face of Dolce & Gabbana, which made her famous and helped her cover her expenses. Intelligent and irreconcilable – he speaks, after all, four languages perfectly! – managed to survive in a world where beautiful girls are consumed with concise procedures in a mill that knows how to fly out of those who do not have. Bellucci’s tea endured, but that does not mean that she lost her femininity or sensitivity: “I remain sensitive to the point where she does not get it, I just separate my personal life from my professional life, because what Bellucci looks like is different from what Monica looks like. And this is where I understand Callas when he said that I see Callas and not Maria. In the show I tried to feel her more as Maria than as Callas. I understood that, after all, when I read her letters. In fact, a specific letter is the one that made me say “yes” to Tom Wolf when he offered me the role. It was an overwhelming letter to Onassis».
The tragic letter
We looked for this letter, as it was one of the ones that Tom Wolf discovered and highlighted in a unique way in the film created by Calla herself, as well as the behavior in the book on which the play was based. Reading her letter in love with Callas, one can hardly imagine how the invulnerable and otherwise hard-working great diva can be transformed into a desperate woman – as she at least confessed in this letter written to Onassis on January 30, 1968: “My dear Love, after 8.5 years and everything we went through together, I want to tell you from the bottom of my heart that I am proud of you. I love your body and your soul. And all I wish is for you to feel the same. I feel privileged to have reached the highest point of such a difficult career and God blessed me to find in my life you who also reached the top, going through hell, to finally find the two of us together. I remain proud to admit it, but know that you are my own breath, my mind, my pride and my tenderness. I want you to know that if I could look inside me, in my feelings for you, I would feel the strongest and richest man in the whole world. This letter was not written by a child. It is the letter of a woman who is wounded, tired, tortured, who offers you her most vivid and youthful feelings. Never forget that and always be tender with me, like when he made me feel like the queen of the world. My love. I need your love and tenderness. I am yours. Do with whatever you want. Your soul, Maria “.
This is, among other things, the letter that crushed Bellucci and made her think of Callas as a “sensitive bird with a fragile heart”, as she confesses to us, and the proof is the overwhelming, due to love, end of her: “It is no coincidence that Maria Callas took everything so seriously because she was a deep person with very sensitive antennas. Everything was revealed about this controversy, even when he was singing he was not only interpreting a song, but he was communicating and aiming at something higher. She knew that there was something beyond her that made her a woman beyond measureFor Bellucci herself, this had to do with the absolute personality for it and it does not matter that Callas was not born beautiful: “It was unreal in every sense precisely because it summed up all aspects of human nature: good and bad, good and wild, all human contradictions. He had the monstrous and gentle version that a human being can possess to the fullest extent. And all this at the same time».
Inevitably, then, one cannot help but ask her how she herself accepted the gift of beauty given to her, unlike Callas, so generously by nature. We even ask her what is it about the same beautyThe “I think it is something higher that is cultivated by the soul itself, which is why for me it is directly intertwined with art. After all, this is what gives us the deep motivation to look more for our purpose as people “. After all, she has not gone to the inner search, to examine all aspects of her life and finally to make herself lucky that she achieved and achieved everything that her soul wanted. “I am lucky to be able to enjoy all aspects of life and do things that express me like the show with Maria Callas” tells us answering the question about the compromises or not she had to make in her life.
Her love for our country
Returning to Greece again and again he states that he has a special weakness in the Cyclades and especially in Paros, where she is already looking for a holiday home so she can not spend her summers. But Athens is also one of the cities that rejoices and loves: “Greece and Italy are sources of culture – messages we forget this” he tells us analyzing the incomparable Mediterranean ties.
“Having been born and raised in Umbria, I can not help but love or understand Greece. I am 100% Mediterranean both in temperament and in the way of thinking and I know that not only do we have a common culture, but in a way we speak the same language “ states unequivocally. “Perhaps that is why I feel so close every time I return to your country. I really feel like a Greek. Although I have not lived in Greece, it is like my home and similar sounds inexplicable and absurd, it happens. It is this intimacy, the connection, the metaphysical type identification which makes me feel familiar not only with Greece, but also with Callas “.
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