International star Monica Bellucci held a press conference yesterday declaring once again her love for Greece ahead of her performance of “Maria Callas: Lettres & Mémoires” at the Herodion, on September 21, 22 and 23.
“I am just happy to be here. I love your country, you know that. It will be three very intense nights, ” said the ethereal star whose love for Greece is well-known.
“Maria Callas: Lettres & Mémoires” premiered in Paris in November 2019 and was scheduled to premiere at the Herodion last year, but was postponed due to the pandemic, and now the demand for tickets has led organisers to add one more day.
“I was scared when Tom Volf 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 she 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 “.