• “Maria Callas has always been a great source of inspiration for me” says Ioanna. “What a voice, what a talent, what a charisma, what a personality… .

    I want to bring the legend back to Monaco, in the place that embraced, loved and admired the Callas most. I want the Callas lovers to revival this mythical and historical era by offering them the opportunity to live a journey of art, refinement and luxury inspired by the magical world of Opera.

    Maria Callas is not only a source of inspiration for me but for all. Her work transpires greatness. As such I wanted to broaden the spectrum of the Gala and reward people who have stood out for their personal work through different fields at an International level such as music, science, sport, environment and philanthropy.

    The Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards is to become an annual institution in Monaco intended to celebrate art and opera as well as defending a new charitable cause each year.”

  • The Concept

    Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards is inspired by the legendary Gala which was held in Monaco in 1960, where the greatest Opera Diva ever, Maria Callas alias “La Divina”, enchanted Royal Couple Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco with her unique voice.

    By reviving the Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards in the place the Diva cherished most, spending long periods of her life with her great love Aristotle Onassis, Ioanna Efthimiou, President & Founder of the Monaco Gala & Awards, aims to celebrate the Callas’ infinite talent and tribute her remarkable career.

The Concept

Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards is inspired by the legendary Gala which was held in Monaco in 1960, where the greatest Opera Diva ever, Maria Callas alias “La Divina”, enchanted Royal Couple Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco with her unique voice.

By reviving the Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards in the place the Diva cherished most, spending long periods of her life with her great love Aristotle Onassis, Ioanna Efthimiou, President & Founder of the Monaco Gala & Awards, aims to celebrate the Callas’ infinite talent and tribute her remarkable career.

“Maria Callas has always been a great source of inspiration for me” says Ioanna. “What a voice, what a talent, what a charisma, what a personality… .

I want to bring the legend back to Monaco, in the place that embraced, loved and admired the Callas most. I want the Callas lovers to revival this mythical and historical era by offering them the opportunity to live a journey of art, refinement and luxury inspired by the magical world of Opera.

Maria Callas is not only a source of inspiration for me but for all. Her work transpires greatness. As such I wanted to broaden the spectrum of the Gala and reward people who have stood out for their personal work through different fields at an International level such as music, science, sport, environment and philanthropy.

The Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards is to become an annual institution in Monaco intended to celebrate art and opera as well as defending a new charitable cause each year.”