Α new sculpture of Maria Callas was unveiled in downtown Athens on Friday afternooon. The sculpture of La Diva stands opposite the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in a small park with olive trees close to the Acropolis of Athens.
The cooper work was created by sculptor Aphrodite Liti and was unveiled by the city’s mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis in a modest ceremony.
The ordering and placement of the statue was commissioned by the Greek Association “Maria Callas” and is a continuation of events in honor of the immortal Greek opera singer ahead of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of her birth in 2023.
It is the second sculpture of Maria Callas in Athens.
Highlight of the events is the opening of the Museum “Maria Callas” on Mitropoleos Street.
The Greek public do not seem excited about the very shiny statue and many remarked on social media that the favorite color of La Diva was black.
Others implied “bad taste” and noted that it has not been met with universal approval.
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Many noticed that the shiny statue is in absolute no harmony with the surrounding area and does not resemble at all with Maria Callas her elegance, greatness and passion.
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