Sunday 18th June
María was seduced by the tango. Now she is the most bewitching dancer in Buenos Aires, and the talk of its red light district. But when the languishing Piazzolla is driven mad by her fatal passion, he conspires to stop it dead. María is made of flesh and blood, but her spirit will to be harder to kill.
Operaview presents Astor Piazzolla's 90-minute operita unique masterpiece about passion, lust and the supernatural. Set against the backdrop of a teeming city, to the sound of milongas, tangos and waltzes, María de Buenos Aires binds the slang of brothels to the poetry of angels.
With an eclectic mix of singing, acting and dancing, all backed by what is possibly Piazzolla's masterpiece, and Horacio Ferrer's searing, poetic lyrics, unlike a traditional opera, his opus—which he referred to as an operita—assaults all the senses.
Once again, we're honoured to be part of this wonderful production of María, and to have worked so hard with this incredibly talented group of actors, singers, musicians and other artists, drawn together by Natalie Katsou of Operaview. Thanks also to Miskolc National Theatre (Hungary) for their Bartokplus opera festival, which has been running for 16 years, since 2001.
From our first season at the Arcola Theatre, London in 2016
Thursday, 1st September 2016
…Gosalbo and his ensemble brought out the steaminess and intensity of Piazzolla's tango nuevo whilst keep the rhythms crisp and vivid.Robert Hugill's review on Planet Hugill
…The whole production blurred the boundaries, as singers danced, instrumentalists sang, creating a synthesis of the whole. Bianca Vrcan and Sacha El Masry were wonderfully sexy as the two dancers, finely in tune with each other and creating an evocative backdrop in the scenes.
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Saturday, 18th June
2017, at 10:00pm