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30 August– 3 September

Operaview in collaboration with Deco Ensemble

Maria De Buenos Aires

Directed by Natalie Katsou

Music: Ástor Piazzolla   |  Words: Horacio Ferrer

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.


Ricardo Gosalbo


Bartosz Glowacki


Ian Helm


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


Lucia Veintimilla


Bianca Vrcan

Tango Dancer

Matthew Wade



Ástor Piazzolla


Horacio Ferrer


Natalie Katsou

Music Direction

Ricardo Gosalbo


Bob Barnes

Set Design

Jemima Robinson

Lighting Design

Rob Youngson

Costume Design

Kate Royds

Visual Management

Yiannis Katsaris
Standard £15
Concessions £12

Standard tickets are £12 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:
Scenes of a sexual nature

Suitable for 12+

Press enquiries: Kevin Wilson —

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020 7503 1646

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