Maria Callas / Mike Wallace interview

Here’s a clip of the interview that inspired Left Bauer to take on Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Filmed for 60 Minutes in 1974 (a year after Callas’ Juilliard master classes), interviewer Mike Wallace was obviously hoping to bait Callas with some outright insulting questions. The way she steels herself, confronting his questions so candidly and without emotion, is a fascinating demonstration of Callas’ control and self perception.