Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tyne Daly takes command of the stage at 8:07pm and holds court, except for a brief interval, for 2 1/2 electrifying, mesmerizing hours as the incomparable, indomitable Maria Callas, star of the opera, diva extraordinaire!
Ms. Daly's performance is as close to flawless as one could imagine. Her diction, wit, humor, force, sheer presence, and overall performance are magnificent. Maria Callas used to say that she was channeling the music all the way back thru a character to Verdi or Shakespeare. Ms. Daly was most certainly doing the same to Ms. Callas.
Tyne Daly? I don't know what you are talking about. I saw a show with Maria Callas in the flesh. No? I could have sworn....