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 2nd December 2017, we share the building with the School, apart from our independent office, the exhibition of the archive dedicated to the legendary soprano Maria Callas and the cultural events initiated by our Association and held at the School.

The exhibition, which can be visited free of charge, includes seven letters from the Maria Callas personal archive, an autographed photograph of Maria Callas taken by Angus McBean, a photograph of Maria Callas and Jon Vickers from a performance of Cherubini’s ‘Medea’ at Epidaurus, autographed by the famous tenor, and one from the Maria Callas final recital world tour autographed by her last accompanist and personal friend Robert Sutherland.

One can view a number of magazines such as TIME, Le Point, EIKONES etc. that historically featured the great soprano on their covers. Also, the programme from the legendary performance of Callas in ‘Medea’ – the Royal Opera House Covent Garden production was directed by Alexis Minotis with set and costumes designed by Yiannis Tsarouchis. A commemorative coin of the year 2023 dedicated to Maria Callas and a pair of her kid gloves are on display in the same room.

Our Association holds a unique archive of original photographs, programmes (from Callas performances at La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and various recitals etc), newspapers, articles and reviews, as well as tributes from the press of the period up to the present day. This archive is constantly being added to.

Special thanks are due to Messrs Andrew Visnevski and Colin Deane and Dr. Richard Copeman who have enriched our archive by their valuable and generous donations. The exhibition includes a series of panels with details of the outstanding artistic career and personal life of Maria Callas.

One can also see objects, costumes and masks of Ancient Greek Drama from productions and performances given by the Maria Callas Alumni Association, staged since its foundation. The Association owns a Wardrobe comprising more than 180 costumes, masks, archival material from publications, programmes, posters etc and a library of music books, musical scores and translations of Ancient Greek Drama.