Broadway World

This winter, Great Performances shines a spotlight on international music icon Maria Callas with a concert documentary exploring the stories behind the most remarkable performances of her life. Great Performances: The Magic of Callas Premieres Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app.

Documenting the soprano’s triumphant return to the stage in “Tosca” at London’s Royal Opera House, January 21, 1964, after her career was said to be over, the film features footage from Callas’ groundbreaking turn as Tosca along with original interviews with opera luminaries Thomas Hampson, Kristine Opolais and Rolando Villazón, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Royal Opera House music director Antonio Pappano.