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Meryl Streep Portraying Opera Legend Maria Callas In ‘Master Class’

Wed, June 18, 2014 5:59pm EDT by HL Intern 4 Comments

Meryl Streep will step into the role of an opera singer in her next film ‘Master Class.’ The award-winning actress will play the part of legendary opera diva, Maria Callas. Meryl has proven she can definitely sing, but are her vocal cords strong enough for opera? Read on for more details!

Meryl Streep,64, is warming up her vocal cords for her latest movie that is set to start filming January 2015. The actress will play the famous opera singer Maria Callas in a life depicting biopic. With Meryl’s musical track record, this movie will sure not disappoint!

Meryl Streep Playing Maria Callas In ‘Master Class’

Meryl Streep will take on the role of the iconic opera star in a film adaptation of the play Master Class for the HBO TV network. The film is a portrait of Maria Callas — an opera diva, told through her recollections of the glories, triumphs, and tragedies of her own life and career.

The Tony Award-winning play was written by Terrence McNally and opened on Broadway in 1995. In the play, Maria reflects back on her life and career while teaching a class at the famous Julliard school in New York City. All the while indulging in quite the love affair with Aristotle Onassis. Scandalous!

As for details on the film, at this moment it has not been revealed whether or not the Mamma Mia! actress will do any singing for the role, but we will keep our fingers crossed!

Meryl Streep Is No Stranger To Playing Leading Ladies

The talented Oscar-winning actress is no stranger to playing famous career driven ladies on the big screen. Her film career includes portraying former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and world-renowned chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia.

Then there was her amazing role in Devil Wears Prada, where her character Miranda Priestley is widely assumed to be based on Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers, is this a fitting role for Meryl? Do you think she will belt out her own vocals in f this film? Let us know!

— Brittany King

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