About This Show

Barbara Walsh stars as “Maria Callas” in Paper Mill’s production of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony-Award winning play. Wendy Goldberg directs.

Master Class is the story of renowned opera diva Maria Callas, while teaching a master class in front of an audience: us! She’s glamorous, larger than life, and drop-dead funny! What begins as a class becomes an intimate and revealing look into her life: we learn about Callas’ tumultuous affair with Aristotle Onassis; her early days as an ugly duckling, the fierce hatred of her rivals, and the unforgiving press that savaged her at first. Master Class is a tour-de-force lesson underscored by simple truths about life and art.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 8, 2009 Final Performance: April 5, 2009

Theatermania Review

| | March 9, 2009
Barbara Walsh gives a ferocious and funny performance as opera diva Maria Callas in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s strong production of Terrence McNally’s drama.