Gino Canlas, UBC Department of Classics, Near East & Religious Studies
Witches, Horses, and Diarrhea: the Place of the Goddess Enodia in Thessalian Mythology
Monday 20 April 2012
Maria Callas: Her Life, Loves and Music
Sofia Antonakos, Soprano, &
Ric Spratley, President, Pharos, Text and Piano
Arguably the most renowned Greek of the 20th Century, Maria Callas had a dazzling career which set a standard for dramatic and bel-canto soprano roles that may never be surpassed. Continuing the Pharos tradition of a Musical April, Greek-Canadian soprano Sofia Antonakos will sing some of the arias that made Callas famous, while Ric will explore Callas’ musical and personal life, the tragic arc of which rivals the plots of many of the operas she sang.