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Callas Tribute Prize New York

The Italian Cultural Institute in New York is pleased to host the

Callas Tribute Prize New York,

an event organized on the occasion of the

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.


Monday, November 28, 2022 at 6PM

Registration required

The Callas Tribute Prize, conceived by Dante Mariti and produced by Melos International, after its first 2019 edition, returns to New York on the centenary of Pasolini’s birth, and does not miss the opportunity to celebrate two icons of Italian culture. This tribute to Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini featuring music, theatre, fashion and awards will be presented by Rai presenter Vittoriana Abate. The great story of love and friendship between Callas and Pasolini will come to life through poems and letters readings by actress Antonella Salvucci, and the various guests who will be awarded the Callas Tribute Prize in memory of the woman who promoted Italian Opera in the world. 

Among the personalities to be awarded: Katia Ricciarelli, who enchanted audiences all over the world with her voice; Claudia Gerini who stands out as an actress for her attention to women’s issues, on stage and off, and to those of Iranian women, in particular; Rosa Feola young Italian soprano currently soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in NY; Carmen Giannattasio, for her great Tosca at the Rome Opera and for her splendid career; the artist Andreina Fuentes Angarita; and a special recognition will be given to the Oscar winner Murray Abraham for having masterfully interpreted the musician Salieri in the film Amadeus. The link with the week of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be sealed by the presence of the Association in Defense of Women chaired by Michele Sarno.

There will be performances by some of the awarded artists including Francesca Maresca, the voice of Sorrento; the young singer-songwriter DAN, for a “rock” dedication to the world of opera; young New York talents Joanna Parisi and Marsha Thompson, and conductor and pianist Gianluca Marcianò.

The event is in collaboration with Patrimonio Italiano by Luigi Liberti and Mike J. Pilla with the patronage of the City of Verona, and Zevio, places dear to Maria Callas. It will be filmed and subsequantly broadcasted on Rai Italia and on Patrimonio Italiano TV. 


callas prize

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  • Organized by: IIC-NY