Opera Performance “Maria de Buenos Aires”

Opera Performance “Maria de Buenos Aires”

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Thu 15 Nov 2018, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien str, Hanoi

From VNOB:

You are invited to the performance of opera “Maria de Buenos Aires” at the Hanoi Opera House.

Artistic Director: M.Sc Emeritus Artist Trần Ly Ly

Music: Astor Piazzola
Libretto: Horacio Ferrer
Conductor: Philippe Lesburgueres
Stage Director: M.Sc Huyền Nga
Choreography Director: M.Sc Emeritus Artist Trần Ly Ly
Choreography’s assistants: Phan Lương, Thúy Hằng
Lighting designer: Thanh Sơn
Stage Designer: Công Hoan
Costume: Hồng Vân
Technique: Chí Thanh
Projector: Khánh Cường
El Duende: Phan Đức
Maria: Hương Diệp, Diễm Quỳnh
Canto: Mạnh Dũng, Huy Đức, Duy Khánh
And artists from VNOB

The orchestra:
1st Violin: Thanh Hà
2nd Violin: Phương Châm
Viola: Trung Anh
Cello: Lê Nga
Double Bass: Vương Nam
Flute: Minh Hoa
Piano: Huy Phúc
Accordeon: Quỳnh Chi
Guitar: Hồng Phong
Percussion: Xuân Hòa

“Maria de Buenos Aires” is a Tango Opera. It is a story of Maria in the underworld of Buenos Aires. Born in a poor suburb of Buenos Aires on “…a day when god was drunk”, Maria lives out a brief, violent existence and tumultuous streets of Buenos Aires – marginalized as an object of sexual desire but well aware of her powers of seduction. Working as a prostitute and in a whirlpool of a lost love, she eventually falls in love with Tango. The story follows her life and death, dissolves into the beauty of the Buenos Aires women and the immortal Tango dance, forever in love.

For reference: Watch a trailer of the opera created by artists at the Staatsoperette Dresden theater in Germany:

“Maria de Buenos Aires” is considered as a declaration of “New Tango”, written by composer Astor Piazzolla, who uses Tango as a musical material to make the Opera. The accompanying ensemble – including strings, guitar, piano and copious percussion – is based on the traditional tango orchestra.

Reviewing about Maria de Buenos Aires, Emeritus Artist Tran Ly Ly, Director of VNOB, stated: “Maria is the tango. She is the history and heart and soul of Argentina. She is the subject that inspires and animates the poetry of Horacio Ferrer and lives vibrantly in tandem with the inventive and inspired music of Astor Piazzolla”.


Ticket prices: 200.000, 300.000, 400.000, 500.000, 600.000 VND. Tickets are available for purchase at the Hanoi Opera House and on ticketvn.com, nhahatnhacvukichvietnam.com/ve-ban/.

Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien str, Hanoi


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