This May, Kristine Opolais will make her highly anticipated Teatro di San Carlo debut as Cio-Cio-San in Marina Abramović’s 7 Deaths of Maria Callas. This innovative work, which combines video and live music, depicts the deaths of seven doomed operatic heroines that Callas portrayed throughout her career.  With music by Marko Nikodijević and text by Petter Skavlan, the opera is an ode to the late American-Greek soprano known to the world as ‘La Divina’.

Also featured in this production is Marina Abramović as Maria Callas, Willem Dafoe as an actor, Annalisa Stroppa as Carmen, Valeria Sepe as Floria Tosca, Nino Machaidze as Desdemona, Jessica Pratt as Lucia Ashton, Roberta Mantegna as Norma and Selene Zane as Violetta Valéry. Making his debut with the company, Yoel Gamzou conducts.

Performances take place on May 13 at 17:00 and 21:00, May 14 at 17:00 and 21:00 and May 15 at 17:00.

Photo credit: Tatyana Vlasova