Salzburger Festspiele / Festival
Friday, October 14 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 15 | 7:30 PM
An unconventional hybrid of tango, opera and surrealism
Seductive, haunting and intoxicating, genre-bending tango opera María de Buenos Aires is a surreal spiritual journey set to the beat of Argentine tango. Pulse and poetry play an equal role in which the melody is transformed into a series of mesmerizing moments rich in metaphor. With poetry by Horacio Ferrer and music from composer and pioneer of nuevo tango, Ástor Piazzolla, audiences watch the heroine embody tango and the city itself in dream-like fashion—all set to the backdrop of Argentine dance and ensemble in a milonga-inspired setting.