Acrobats from Yaron Lifschitz's famous Circa company tackle tango master Astor Piazzolla’s only opera, delivering an interpretation of this fiery, surrealist work that defies classification.

Last updated date : 05/10/2021
Saturday 15 January 2022 at 8 pm. From Tuesday 18 to Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 8 pm. From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January 2022 Opening hours on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. On Sunday at 4 pm.
The Lyon Opera House Place de la Comédie - 69001 Lyon 1er

Midnight in Buenos Aires, El Duende, a mythical character, summons the spirit of María, a singer “born on a day when God was drunk and in a bad mood”. Having become a ghost, María is condemned to wander Buenos Aires at night before reappearing at dawn to give birth to a new María.

Tango allegory
The only opera by the undisputed master of tango and bandoneon, Astor Piazzolla, María de Buenos Aires marks the beginning of a long collaboration with the poet Horacio Ferrer. This example of the Nuevo Tango, completed in 1967, is a hybrid that mixes scholarly writing and popular melodies, jazz, tango and classical music, but also the trivial and the sacred through the figure of ... María, a worker from the suburbs who became a cabaret singer. Somewhere between magical realism and symbolism, the young woman becomes an allegory of the tango and its capacity to reinvent itself. For this collaboration between the Nuits de Fourvière festival- where it will feature - and the Lyon Opera House, Yaron Lifschitz has adapted the opera for 10 acrobats, two dancers, two soloists (instead of the usual three), tango musicians and a string orchestra to create a Borgesian "dream of a tango and tango of a dream."

Tango-opera by Astor Piazzolla
Directed by Yaron Lifschitz
Conducted by Valentina Peleggi
Compagnie Circa
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon
Ensemble Negracha

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  • Saturday 15 January 2022 at 8 pm.

    From Tuesday 18 to Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 8 pm.

    From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January 2022
    Opening hours on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. On Sunday at 4 pm.
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  • From 10 to 60€.
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