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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago Actress Brings Opera Legend Maria Callas to Life On Stage

Chicago Actress Brings Opera Legend Maria Callas to Life On Stage

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to Janet Ulrich Brooks about playing Maria Callas in new production of MASTER CLASS.

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“In times where you might say about a man, ‘oh he has a strong artistic vision’. With her, they would say ‘she’s a witch’, ‘she’s a diva’. She says in one interview, ‘I come prepared to work, if other people come in and they’re not prepared to work … I act accordingly’ (laughing) with a smile.” - Janet Ulrich Brooks talking about perceptions of Maria Callas.

 Mari Callas singing

Mari Callas singing

Janet Ulrich Brooks portrays opera icon Maria Callas in Timeline Theatre’s new production of MASTER CLASS. The timely production offers a look a brilliant artist/performer, who some say was misunderstood.

Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play is based on a series of classes Callas taught in the 70’s.

 Janet Ulrich Brooks and WDCB’s Gary Zidek

Janet Ulrich Brooks and WDCB’s Gary Zidek

You can check out Janet Ulrich Brooks as Maria Callas in TimeLine Theatre’s production of MASTER CLASS through December 9. Click here for more information.

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