On February 17, people can listen to the compelling sounds of late-night tango culture, punctuated with a thrilling dance as Opera Southwest and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present "Maria de Buenos Aires".
Called a “tango operita” by composer Astor Piazzola and librettist Horacio Ferrer, Maria de Buenos Aires tells the story of an Argentinian prostitute, her death and afterlife. El Payador (a guitarist and singer) tries to protect her in life, while El Duende (the Ghost, who speaks his part) guides her through the afterlife. Opera Southwest’s surrealist depiction of the titular Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife, and rebirth effortlessly weaves classical contrapuntal techniques with milonga, cabaret, and mid-century jazz. All performance will take place at the NHCC Journal Theatre.
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
- 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, with pre-show 'Taste of Opera'
- 7:30 p.m. Taste of Opera Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
Box office: 505-243-0591 x 1
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