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María de Buenos Aires

Friday, October 14, 2016

Repeats every day until Saturday, October 15, 2016 .

7:30 p.m.

Betty Van Andel Opera Center

1320 East Fulton Street
Grand Rapids MI 49503

María de Buenos Aires

An unconventional hybrid of tango, opera and surrealism

Music by Ástor Piazzolla

Libretto by Horacio Ferrer

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.

For mature audiences only (18+)

Length: 1:10

Tickets: $40 advance, $45 at door. Student tickets $5 available at door only. Tickets on sale Sept 19; availability is limited. Purchase at (616) 451-2741.

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Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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