The Serbian artist Marina Abramović is the mother of performance art. Behind her lies a splendid career spanning over four decades which has contributed greatly to redefining the image of the female body in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her works are autobiographical and draw on the suffering caused by disillusionment and dramatic love affairs. As a result they find a special echo in the life of the great diva Maria Callas (1923-1977), who embodied mortal passions in both opera and private life.
Abramović presents this show, which combines opera, live art, performance art and video creation, to mark the centenary of the birth of Callas, also known as La Divina Assoluta. Entitled The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, it contains some of the iconic arias which studded the Greek soprano's career and recall the countless women "sacrificed" by 19th century composers in their toy theatres where women were invariably the victims.