"Master Class" (TV movie) is a film adaptation written by Terrence McNally of his Tony Award-winning play of the same name. The movie stars Academy Award winner Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady," "Sophie's Choice"), as Maria Callas, and is directed by Oscar winner Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Angels in America").

Originally mounted for the stage in 1995 and starring Zoe Caldwell, the play was inspired by the legendary master classes that operatic great Maria Callas gave in the early 1970s at the Julliard School. Amidst these classes with her hand-picked students, the indomitable Callas challenges her pupils while giving insight into the nature of her art and revealing the highs and lows of her storied life with passion, humor and deep emotion.

"Master Class" is produced by HBO Films with Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep and Celia Costas serving as executive producers.


Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: 2015
Production Company: HBO Films

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