The Maria Callas Alumni Association of the Music School of Kalamata , as defined in its statutes, is based at the Maria Callas Music School of Kalamata. Since December 2nd of 2017, we share the building with the School, apart from our office, the Exhibition dedicated to the legendary soprano Maria Callas and the cultural events initiated by our Association and held at the School.
At the exhibition, which can be visited free of charge, one can see seven letters from the Maria Callas personal archive: two letters from Maria Callas’s teacher, the soprano Elvira de Hidalgo, a letter from her father Georgios Kalogeropoulos , a letter from Manolis Kalomiris, one from her personal friend Zannis Campanis, one from the artist Yannis Tsarouchis with notes to Franco Zeffirelli and Alexis Minotis for the design of the production of Medea and a letter by Maria Callas (written on Aristotle Onasis’ yacht, “Christina”). In the Exhibition room one can also see a series of banners with details about her personal life and outstanding career.
One can also see objects, costumes and ancient Greek drama masks from productions and performances by the Maria Callas Alumni Association, staged since its foundation. The Association owns a Wardrobe with more than 180 costumes, masks of ancient Greek Drama, archival material from publications, programmes, posters etc. a library with music books, musical scores and translations of ancient Greek drama.