Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards Charity Event 2nd Edition It was held on May 5, 2022 in the magnificent Monkey Empire of Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, with the patronage of His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and the kind support of the Greek community of Monaco.
Prominent guests and philanthropy
Guests had the opportunity to relive the legendary gala 60 years ago at this iconic venue. Among the celebrity artists in attendance were Mario Frangolis, Milt Papaganashiu, Dimitris Platanias, and Stella Almond.
The evening was hosted by Greek journalists Emy Livaniou and George Davlas. Following the event, an awards ceremony was held for personalities that contributed to the development and well-being of the community.
The organizer recognized the talent of the legendary Italian actress Monica Bellucci and won the Best Actress Award. Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards.. Tom Wolfe won the Best Director Award. In 2019, he directed “Maria Callas: Letless & Memoir” at the Marigny Theater in Paris. Mario Frangolis has been selected as the best performer. Katerina Panagopoulou won the Solidarity Award for her philanthropy and social contribution.
This year’s Gala is working to protect children at sea and prevent drowning with the support of Princess Charlene of the Monaco Foundation and projects around the world. He also supported the Chasing Zero initiative of Princess HSH Charlene and Princess Charlene of the Monaco Foundation in South Africa for the relief of rhinos in Africa.
The evening ended with an elegant dinner and charity art auction by Art Curial Monaco in support of the Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco.
Ioanna Efthimiou is the president and founder of Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards, the second time it was held at Hôtel de Paris. She is pleased with its success and hopes that the event will take place on a regular basis. Next year, a more luxurious gala is planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the diva’s birth. A passionate woman, visual artist and a big admirer of Maria Callas, she shares her insights with Hello Monaco.
HelloMonaco: How did you come up with the idea of organizing this gala?
Ioanna Efthimiou: It was born out of my love for Maria Callas, the greatest diva of all time. She was closely associated with Monaco and the Prince’s couple, Prince Renier and Princess Grace.. This night is also a homage to the first gala in Monte Carlo, where Maria Callas captivated the audience with her fascinating voice.
HelloMonaco: Do you plan to hold it every year?
Ioanna Efthimiou: absolutely. This time I was a guest for the second consecutive year. They love it and are eager to attend future events.
HelloMonaco: This year it was really lit up by the presence of Monica Bellucci. What are you planning for next year?
Ioanna Efthimiou: Every year, we invite international celebrities associated with Maria Callas. Greek singer Nana Mouskouri was our special guest last year. She was this time she was a noble Monica Bellucci. Next year, a famous artist will perform an opera to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her diva’s birth. The Opera Garnier is an ideal place to host this wonderful night.
HelloMonaco: This gala is also a charity event. How important is it?
Ioanna Efthimiou: I would like to emphasize the importance of donations and unity. This year’s proceeds were donated to the Princess Charlene Foundation. Each of our events pursues different philanthropic activities.
Maria Callas Gala & Awards
Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards was inspired by the legendary Gala held in Monaco in 1960. Here, the greatest opera diva of all time, Maria Callas, also known as “Radivina,” fascinated the crowd and the royal couple of Rainier III. She is Princess Grace of Monaco with a unique voice.
Ioana Eftimiou, the president and founder of Gala, spent a long time with her great love, Aristotle Onassis, by reviving Maria Callas Monaco Gala in the place where the diva was most cherished. Celebrating Maria Callas’ infinite talent, her amazing career.
The first edition of the Gala was held with great success in May 2021 in front of His Highness Prince Albert, who first accepted this effort.
https://www.hellomonaco.com/news/latest-news/monica-bellucci-mario-frangoulis-and-other-celebrities-at-the-maria-callas-monaco-gala-awards/ The 2nd Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards was held in Monaco