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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas exhibition in the spring on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the Greek American soprano, based on an original idea by Tom Volf.
The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in various facets, particularly relating to the time that she spent in the Principality, from 1960 to 1967, when the New York-born singer was living away from the limelight. During this time, she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristote Onassis and attended many Monegasque parties.
Callas died of a heart attack in Paris, age 53, in 1977.
Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives of Monaco, and the Prince's Palace.
Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in cinemas on December 13, and author of two reference books on the singer – Maria by Callas and Callas Confidential – will be present to help visitors rediscover her history.
The exhibit runs from April 11 to 15 at Espace Indigo. Admission is free.
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Minister of State Serge Telle, represented by Minister of Social Affairs and Health Didier Gamerdinger, chose the occasion of International Women's Day to honour Monaco’s female administrative staff with 20 years of seniority, as well as the new recruits of 2017.
This is a different approach by the administration, the Minister said in his speech, reaffirming the eminent place of the woman in modern society.
Minister Gamerdinger wanted to remind his guests of the leading role of women in the Public Service, adding: “You are a major component of the Administration, in every sense of the word. Some of you have already gained high responsibilities, and you, who have just entered the administration, can legitimately aspire to that, too.”
Monaco’s GasLog Ltd., the international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas carriers, has announced the order of a new build 180,000 cubic metre Flex Plus vessel with XDF propulsion from Samsung Heavy Industries.
The new build vessel, Hull No. 2274, is scheduled to deliver in the second quarter of 2020 and is currently unchartered. The Company has also agreed options with Samsung for additional new build vessels.
Paul Wogan, Chief Executive Officer of GasLog, said: "Given that the outlook for LNG shipping demand remains robust, and with increasing evidence that new build prices are starting to rise, we have moved to lock in a very attractive price for our second new build order in 2018.
"We remain confident that the unit freight cost advantage offered by the latest generation vessels will make this ship highly attractive to customers looking for the most competitive solution to their LNG shipping requirements."
Tuesday 20 March at 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace:
"La Compagnie des Spectres" ("The Company of Ghosts") based on the novel by Lydie Salvayre with Zabou Breitman.
Further Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, Albert II Olympic Pool at the Louis II Stadium
35th Monte-Carlo International Swimming Meeting organised by the Monegasque Swimming Federation
Information: +377 92 05 40 59