SOPRANO KALLEN ESPERIAN
ON FILM AND IN PERSON
13 June 2019 | 19:00 - 22:00
Location: George C. Marshall Center, Hôtel de Talleyrand, 2 rue Saint-Florentin, Paris 1er
Kallen Esperian was just in her twenties when she performed some of the most famous roles in opera, appearing opposite Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras at world-renowned venues such as La Scala and the Met. Yet soon after her triumphs, her life began to unravel : divorce, depression, extreme weight fluctuations, physical injury and — most dramatic of all — brain surgery. Vissi d’arte (I lived for Art) is award-winning filmmaker Steve Ross’s documentary film of that dark period and of Ms. Esperian remmergence to « singing better than I ever have. It is not supposed to happen that way. »
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and the artist and a mini-recital by Ms. Esperian.