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MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES is Now Playing at Theater St.Gallen

Performances run through 12 June 2022.

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES is Now Playing at Theater St.Gallen

María de Buenos Aires is now playing at Theater St.Gallen.

A gripping, melancholic dance, born in the seedy neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and born out of a struggle against hardship, is the soul of the tango opera María de Buenos Aires. María seeks great fortune, fails, and is killed in a black mass. After her death, her shadow roams the streets of Buenos Aires and, in an endless cycle, a María is born again.

With expressive music, Ástor Piazzolla tells the story of María's difficult life and mythical death. With his only opera, he wrote a declaration of love for his hometown of Buenos Aires and in the process revolutionized tango by fusing Argentine folklore with classical, modern music and jazz.

Two up-and-coming Argentinian artists, conductor Natalia Salinas and director Marcos Darbyshire, will introduce themselves to the St.Gallen audience with this production.

Tango opera in two parts

World premiere: May 8, 1968, Sala Planeta, Buenos Aires

Music by Ástor Piazzolla
Libretto by Horacio Ferrer

In Spanish with German surtitles

Performances run through 12 June 2022.

Learn more at https://www.theatersg.ch/de/programm/maria-de-buenos-aires/2432.



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