piazzolla / maria de buenos aires

María de Buenos Aires


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EVENING SHOWS July 6 | July 13

Music by Astor Piazzolla
Libretto by Horacio Ferrer
Performed in Spanish with English supertitles
First Performance: Buenos Aires, May 8, 1968
Company Premiere

María de Buenos Aires is the steamy story of María, the young prostitute who “was born on the day God was drunk.” As María falls in love with tango, she is pulled into a surreal world that blurs religion, dance and rebirth. Piazzolla’s nuevo tango score and Horacio Ferrer’s mesmerizing poetry create an ethereal realm in this immersive production to be performed at The Temple for Performing Arts.

CAST
MaríaElise Quagliata
El DuendeRodolfo Nieto
El PayadorRicardo Rivera
DancersGuillermo Merlo & Jairelbhi Furlong

PRODUCTION
ConductorStefano Sarzani
Stage DirectorOctavio Cardenas
Musical PreparationJohn Cockerill
Scenic DesignerAdam Crinson
Costume DesignerTBA
Lighting DesignerNate Wheatley
Make-Up/Hair DesignerBrittany Crinson for Elsen Associates
Stage ManagerHester Steijn

PHOTO CREDIT: Anchorage Opera/Justin Connaher