Wiener Konzerthaus

María der Buenos Aires

Stage and audience room of the Chamber Opera photographed from the gallery
Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH © Kammeroper Innenansicht / Katharina Schiffl
Stage and audience room of the Chamber Opera photographed from the gallery

Tango Operita in two parts
Libretto by Horacio Ferrer
In Spanish with German and English surtitles

Premiere: February 12, 2024

Production: Juana Inés Cano Restrepo

When, in the mid-20th century, Astor Piazzolla invented the tango nuevo with the aid of tango, folk, jazz and baroque music, he ushered in the renaissance of the classic tango Argentino which, 50 years earlier, had found its way into the upper echelons of society from the run-down suburbs. María also comes from a suburb of Buenos Aires. A prisoner of the lustful desires of a world dominated by crime and machismo, she becomes a figure onto which the mores of her environment are projected. Revered as a saint, debased as an object, she unerringly goes her own way and, following her death, rises phoenix-like to live again. Piazzolla’s tango opera was first given in 1968. It is a work at once thought-provoking and intoxicating that highlights social injustices and celebrates life, and is a declaration of love for the tango as well as an indictment of it.
The folksmilch ensemble has made the crossing of all stylistic boundaries its speciality, enabling it to provide a new sound that is as authentic as it is exciting. María de Buenos Aires "reloaded"!



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Current Dates

  • Mon. 02 Mar 3035, 7 p.m.