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Meryl Streep to play opera star Maria Callas

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:55

Los Angeles: Actress Meryl Streep will portray legendary opera singer Maria Callas in a new TV biopic.

The film for the HBO TV network is a big screen adaptation of the play “Master Class”, reportedly.

The Tony Award-winning play was written by Terrence MCNally and opened on Broadway in 1995.

In the show, Callas reminisces about her life while teaching a class at the famous Juilliard School of performing arts in New York City.

The “Graduate” director Mike Nichols will helm the production, which will begin filming in January, next year.

First Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:55

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