Tuesday, 26 June 2018


La Divina: coming soon to a stage near you
21st century Maria Callas fans previously unable to witness La Divina on the operatic or concert stage will now come closer than ever before to experience the iconic soprano in all of her glory, live and “in person” by way of hologram.

The exciting technological marvel is expected to travel to the European stage following an autumn kickoff in the United States, Mexico and South America (and a brief return to the US, Puerto Rico and a final stop back in America at the end of the season.)[1]

BASE Entertainment, the organization producing the tour, has quite the resumé. It boasts an impressive 35-year presence in advanced technology entertainment, collaborating with major national and international clients of the likes of Sony, the National Space Center and the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. It’s spin-off, BASE Hologram, was launched in January of this year with La Divina in mind.

BASE Entertainment CEO and co-founder Brian Becker spoke recently with the press, detailing what such a concert has to offer both the famed and persistent Callas cult and newcomers to the 20th century operatic mega star alike:

“With Maria Callas, she was and still is, 40 years after her passing, the definitive name in opera and the original diva with a complex and extraordinary life story…her contributions to the music field are nothing short of groundbreaking and she was equally influential in the areas of acting, stage design and fashion which made her an ideal choice. We want this production to appeal to new generations who may not have known much about her and also to opera lovers who are familiar with her legacy.”

Executive producer and CEO at BASE Hologram Productions Marty Tudor also weighed in:

“I …want to clarify these tours are not created using old footage and recordings. Great care and precision are taken to create a realistic and convincing hologram so fans both old and new can suspend disbelief during a production, allowing the hologram to take on an ethereal attribute. This is brand new proprietary technology and if we didn’t have this type of groundbreaking technique at our disposal we wouldn’t be doing this. If we can’t honor the spirit and legacy of these performers we would be doing everyone a disservice.”

BASE Hologram released a brief demo of the upcoming concert tour earlier this year. It can be viewed below:


[1]Operawire.com released the touring schedule today. Those interested in learning more about “Callas in Concert” can visit the website’s detailed article on the industrious project by clicking here.

Tour dates (from operawire.com):

• September 23, 2018 – Jackson Hall (University of California, Davis) – Sacramento, California
• November 2, 2018 – Moss Arts Centre – Blacksburg, Virginia
• November 7, 2018 – Hanover Theatre – Worcester, Massachusetts
• November 8, 2018 – Jorgenson Auditorium (University of Connecticut) – Storrs, Connecticut
• November 9, 2018 – State Theatre – New Brunswick, New Jersey
• November 17, 2018 – Paoli – San Juan, Puerto Rico
• TBD – San Francisco, California

• September 28, 2018 – Teatro Los Heroes – Chihuahua
• September 30, 2018 – Teatro Victor Hugo Rasvon Banda – Ciudad Juarez
• October 4, 2018 – Teatro de la Ciudad – Mexico City
• October 7, 2018 – Auditorio San Pedro – Monterrey
• October 11, 2018 – TBA – Saltillo

• October 14, 2018 – Gran Rex – Buenos Aires, Argentina
• October 16, 2018 – Teatro Bradesco – Sao Paulo, Brazil
• October 18, 2018 – Araujo Vianna – Porto Alegre, Brazil
• October 21, 2018 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile

• November 25, 2018 – ENO Coliseum – London, England
• November 26, 2018 – Carre – Amsterdam, Netherlands
• November 27, 2018 – BOZAR – Brussels, Belgium
• November 28, 2018 – Salle Playel – Paris, France
• November 30, 2018 – Salle Playel – Paris, France
• December 1, 2018 – Palias Des Congres – Lyon, France
• December 3, 2018 – TBA – Zurich, Switzerland
• December 6, 2018 – Merh! Theater– Hamburg, Germany

- Rose.

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