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Maria De Buenos Aires

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30/08/2016–03/09/2016

Maria 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. Maria is made of flesh and blood, but her spirit will to be harder to kill…

Astor Piazzolla’s ‘operita’ is a unique masterpiece about passion, lust and the supernatural. Set against the backdrop of a teeming city, and to the sound of milongas, tangos and waltzes, Maria de Buenos Aires binds the slang of brothels to the poetry of angels.

Natalie Katsou (The Medium, Wolf Kisses) returns to Grimeborn to direct this vibrant new production from Operaview, renowned for their merging of opera with dance and visual arts. The light and shade of Piazzolla’s score is brought to life by the Deco Ensemble, one of the UK’s finest tango quintets.

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Cast

Ricardo Gosalbo

Piano

Bartosz Glowacki

Accordion

Ian Helm

Baritone

Béatrice de Larragoïti

Cover Soprano

Benjamin Ellis

Cover Baritone

Rob Luft

Electric Guitar

Elena Marigómez Arranz

Double Bass

Sasha El Masry

Tango Dancer

Catarina Sereno

Soprano

Lucia Veintimilla

Violin

Bianca Vrcan

Tango Dancer

Matthew Wade

Actor

Music

Ástor Piazzolla

Words

Horacio Ferrer

Direction

Natalie Katsou

Music Direction

Ricardo Gosalbo

Arrangement

Bob Barnes

Set Design

Jemima Robinson

Lighting Design

Rob Youngson

Costume Design

Kate Royds

Visual Management

Yiannis Katsaris


A production by Operaview in collaboration with Deco Ensemble.

Tickets

Standard £15
Concessions £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Understudy performance on 1 September.

Start time: 7.30pm.

By arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd administered by Faber Music Ltd.

Running time: 90 minutes approximately .

This production contains:
Violence
Scenes of a sexual nature
Haze
Suitable for 12+