THE SHAKE – THE SIDE OF FRU is edited Sara Fruner


On 11 March has kicked off "Maria Callas – The Exhibition”, The exhibition that pays homage to the Greek soprano at the AMO, the Arena di Verona Opera Museum. The exhibition will remain open until 18 September - we have all the time to give it a go - and also offers special guided tours at major Operas The Arena 30 July, il 13 August, and the 25 August at 17.00 - For more info,

The coincidence that made me notice the event, It puts me on the road also a documentary of 2007, "Absolute Callas", di Philippe Kohly, which traces the life of singer, his many aches, his few pleasures.

watching, I could not help but draw a line connecting with a character that looks like, the looks impressively, both in what he represented for his fans, for both the fate that life has reserved ...

Ladies and Gentlemen, from Camden, London, the one and only, Miss Amy Winehouse And only when the Greek goddess Maria overlapped the English Amy, I realized what the two women have traveled many parallel roads, first of all, that of being carriers of a talent that touched great heights. When the talent reaches those levels, we enter into the myth, but also in the tragic: stormy relationship with the family of origin, devastating love bonds, fixations with your body, their image and their art. Never lean or brave enough to their eyes, neither the one nor the other, but always hungry for perfection, both the one and the other, Amy and Maria look like two sisters divided by time, and that their time have been able to mark it with a personal style.

To understand who he was and what he did Amy, but especially come was, strongly recommend "Amy – The Girl Behind the Name”, The Anif Kapadia documentary 2014, who won - with great jubilation of the present here - the Oscar 2016 Best Documentary, il British Academy Film Awards, and all one slew of other awards that confirm the value of this film internationally.

Kapadia was a close friend of Amy, Amy eighteen who took his first steps in music, and who has decided to make this collage of deep humanity to tell Amy "behind the name", behind the name - the wren in the hands of certain people of dubious fame and infamy safe as the father and husband - who had never been told before. On stage we have always seen the star and heard that voice, black and blue together. We could not imagine what was hidden "behind the name", behind that name: his anxiety by perfectionism, his everlasting, insatiable hunger for love and recognition, and not so much of his audience or the critics, but the one inscribed in his "Freudian destiny" - "I can’t help but demonstrate my Freudian fate”, He wrote and sang, lucidissima.

These two women, with that furious voice inside those fragile breasts, also they distinguished themselves for the style. Different but unique as only two spirits at different times can be.

Dal 1952 until his last tour in 1973, Maria Callas remained faithful to Biki, an accomplished seamstress Milan, to which he relied for all the clothes of his life - such lasting partnership, cemented by a friendship between customer and client, There seems a rare commodity in our time where the stars like a flutter in a stylist stylist and where some ballyhooed relationships seem more logical result of publicity than genuine mutual respect. Those of Callas had no clothes and minimal style with clean lines and very Coco Favorites Audrey Hepburn - actress who nevertheless admired. They were important clothing, triumphal, most scenic: long, wealthy, bloated, gold and fur stoles - we understand each other.

Amy, against, He has found a very personal balance in the approach blending. Has been able to put the 50's - daisy dukes and high-waisted skirts, not to mention the stranominata bonnets on his head - which seemed to honor the music with which he grew up - the soul and the black by Aretha Franklin on - and at the same time adhering to one dark style wringing in those longuettes to the knee and lace blouses or in the network, from which he shone the intimate.

The "Amy" documentary also provides an interesting overview of the evolution from the physical point of view and aesthetic Amy: the chubby little girl with wide sweaters and a declared bulimia problem, the pin-up Olivia Oil late 90s, Rosa from drugs and from anorexia. If the yearning came out strong in his lyrics and his music, I believe that his outifit, so different and seemingly inconsistent, witness the restlessness that had been simmering inside.

Quindi, recapping, we have two occasions to remind these two artists both excelled as unfortunate: “Maria Callas – The Exhibition” a Verona, and the DVD of "Amy" to buy, preserve and give, and not just for music fans.