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Tango opera by Piazzolla opening this week

Posted on August 13, 2013

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000 maria squareOpera at Home presents Maria de Buenos Aires, written by master of tango Astor Piazzolla and poet Horacio Ferrer, at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London, later this week.

Maria de Buenos Aires, a tango opera, follows the journey of Maria as she wanders into the underworld of Argentina’s capital. The opera will be performed by Julian Rowland, one of the UK’s leading bandoneonists. 

He will be joined by award-winning musicians and singers, and accompanied by visual artist Joanna McCormick and dancers from Nonsuch History and Dance. Maria de Buenos Aires will combine dance, poetry and contemporary music.  

Maria de Buenos Aires will be performed at Riverside Studios at 18.55 on August 17 and at 15.25 on August 18. 

For more information and tickets click here.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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