Los Angeles, CA (June 25, 2018) – Today, BASE Hologram, the leading live entertainment content creator and aggregator leveraging holographic film technology to produce concerts, theatricals, spectacles and other out-of-home attractions worldwide, announced the first worldwide dates for its ground-breaking hologram tour featuring renowned opera sensation Maria Callas.
Callas in Concert will bring the famed opera star back to the stage 50 years after she last performed through breathtaking state-of-the-art digital and laser technology for a live full concert experience featuring original recordings digitally remastered with a 55- piece orchestra. The tour will launch in California before heading to Mexico, South America, a return to the United States and then Europe.
“Callas in Concert will bring one of the greatest voices in opera back to the stage in a way that is both innovative and impressive,” said Brian Becker, CEO and Chairman, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram. “Our hope is that this gives a new wave of audiences the opportunity to witness her tour de force performances that made her such a legend in her field.”
Callas in Concert is scripted and directed by Creative Director Stephen Wadsworth, a veteran of many of Callas’ performances, including La Scala, the Met, Covent Garden, who last directed Terrence McNally’s Callas play Master Class on Broadway, and runs the post-graduate opera training at The Juilliard School.
“We put a lot of thought and effort into both the program and creating Callas’ character to bring an authentic experience to the stage,” said Stephen Wadsworth. “Audience members will leave with a sense of admiration at her remarkable ability to cultivate a relationship with each viewer through her emotion and dramatic conviction.”
Callas left a forever lasting impact on the world of opera as the definition of the diva as artist – and still one of classical music’s best-selling vocalists and, arguably, the greatest soprano that has ever lived. In 2007, she was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in the same year, voted the greatest soprano of all time by BBC Music Magazine. Five years later her list of accomplishments grew again when she was voted into Gramophone Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
From one moment to the next, fans will feel her passionate heat, cool detachment, heartrending vulnerability, fierce confidence, and breath-taking grace. Audiences will bear witness as she inhabits her operatic characters, and evokes the drama that inspired her name, La Divina.
Warner Classics, the label of Maria Callas’ recorded legacy, has provided the sound recordings of the diva’s voice for this experience. Their recently released Callas: Live (42-CD) and Callas Remastered (Complete studio recordings 69-CD), all remastered with the latest technology, have been hailed as a revelation. In addition, to tie in with the start of the tour, Warner Classics will soon release CALLAS IN CONCERT, which will feature the program of the show.
The label also launched the first official Maria Callas website: maria-callas.com, which has been conceived both to reflect Callas’ status as a figure of major cultural importance and to encourage discovery of her life and her art. Visit: www.maria-callas.com.
CALLAS IN CONCERT TOUR DATES:
USA & PUERTO RICO
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
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
Stay tuned for additional dates to be announced.
Tickets can be purchased at www.callasinconcert.com.
BASE Hologram is also preparing to debut a second tour featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roy Orbison. Tour dates and ticketing information will be announced soon.
Greenlight acted as the exclusive licensing representative for the Estate of Maria Callas. Greenlight is part of the Branded Entertainment Network that manages rights clearance and product licensing.
Additional information may be found at www.basehologram.com.
About BASE Hologram
Based in Los Angeles, CA, BASE Hologram develops, produces, and distributes live entertainment and location-based productions worldwide that combine holographic cinema with live entertainment. These productions utilize state-of-the-art holographic digital and laser technology and expert theatrical stagecraft to bring to life artists, icons and celebrities – living and deceased – as well as historical figures and fictional and animated characters in photorealistic, 3-D productions, enabling audiences to connect dynamically with the content in live settings. BASE acquires and manages intellectual properties to create an ever-growing roster of engaging and immersive cutting edge content. For more information please visit www.basehologram.com.
For press inquiries:
Brett Gold/Brittany Smith
Brett_Gold@dkcnews.com / Brittany_Smith@dkcnews.com
For Callas touring information:
Paradigm Talent Agency – North America & International (Excluding Europe)
Arts & Entertainment Productions – Europe & UK
Manfred Seipt: 44 78 8138 5800
Charles Carboche: 49 176 287 09452