The film begins in 1974 with unreleased interviews made three years before her death. Her unpublished correspondence, covering her transformation from the young Maria to the ‘La Callas’ of her final years, serves as a common thread for the story, along with rare interviews, some of which have been forgotten, and passages from her unpublished memoirs. Callas’ words thus offer an account of her life as seen from inside, providing a glimpse behind the scenes of her rise and the secrets of her tragic destiny.
Tom Volf has directed many short films about opera and was in charge of audiovisual communication at the Theatre du Chatelet for 3 years. Among the many great figures he has interviewed are Placido Domingo, Sting, and David Cronenberg. He has also directed many corporate films and commercials, while also filming many interviews with writers.