Performance of Opera “María de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla

Performance of Opera “María de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla

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14 and 15 Aug 2015, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House

From the organizer:

Come to the performance of Opera “María de Buenos Aires” at Hanoi Opera House this August.

Maria de Buenos Aires is a Tango Opera written by Ástor Piazzolla and libretto by Horacio Ferrer which premiered at the Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires in May 1968.

Astor Piazzolla is one of the most famous musicians in Argentina, who was named as “The father of new tango”. The surreal plot centers on a prostitute in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the second half takes place after Maria’s death.

Conductor Philippe Lesburguères

As a Contemporary Music enthusiast, he made decisive encounters with the composers Gyorgy Ligeti in 1989 and Astor Piazzolla in 1983 to whom he was transmitted Piazzolla’s passion for “nueva tango” and to whom he created musical works for chamber orchestra.

He also directed plenty of orchestras and musical ensembles with very diverse styles from early music with instruments of that period to contemporary music.

He is now the Director of the Art’s Plazza Academy in Casablanca, Morocco. He has been a permanent professor since 2006 for the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guanghzou, China and the University of Shanghai, China.

Music: Astor Piazzola
Libretto: Horacio Ferrer
Conductor: Philippe Lesburgueres
Choreography: Meritorious Artist Hồng Phong
Choreography’s assistants: Phan Lương, Thúy Hằng

Maria: Thu Trang (Soprano), Việt An (Alto)
Canto: Mạnh Dũng (Baritone), Huy Đức (Tenor), Phan Lương (Bass), Minh Hiền (Tenor)
El Duende: Phan Đức (Tenor)

Quỳnh Nga, Hải Ly, Việt Hoàn, Linh Ngân, Thu Huệ, Diễm Quỳnh
Minh Thanh, Hoàng Anh, Duy Khánh, Thọ Dương

The orchestra:
1st Violin: Lê Tuấn Anh
2nd Violin: Phạm Thanh Hà
Viola: Doãn Trung Anh
Cello: Trần Thu Vân
Double Bass: Nguyễn Hải Nam
Flute: Bùi Minh Hoa
Piano: Phan Huy Phúc
Accordeon: Nguyễn Quỳnh Chi
Guitar: Nguyễn Tuấn Bình
Percussion: Trần Xuân Hòa


Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at

For free delivery Call: 0913489858 / 0983067996.

Another Astor Piazzolla musical night directed by Philippe Lesburguères will take place at Manzi Art Space on 9/8/2015.

Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

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