Infos

Places

Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Apr 16Apr 30, 2021
Prices
6 - 48 €
Duration
1h30

Cast

Chorégraphie, décors Matias Tripodi Direction musicale Nicolas Agullo Assistante à la chorégraphie Xinqi Huang Costumes Xavier Ronze Lumières Romain de Lagarde Photography (stage projections) Claudio Larrea CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, La Grossa - Orchestre Tipica de la Maison Argentine

Artists

Presentation

Created on behalf of the OnR Ballet for the 2019 Arsmondo Festival dedicated to Argentina, Matias Tripodi's superb production of María de Buenos Aires returns this season to mark the centenary of the birth of Astor Piazzolla, founder of the nuevo tango movement. This brilliant composer, who stripped the tango of its clichés, borrowed the tradition and stories of the past to forge his own vision. In the same artistic vein, Tripodi has responded uniquely to the profound challenges of this work, which had a major impact when it premiered in 1968. For this series of vignettes in the lives of Buenos Aires slum dwellers, where the everyday and trivial have their own beauty, he constructs an operatic set in which the tango throws off its folk trappings to reclaim its place as music of the heart, soul and flesh -- like María who, they say, was born "on a day when God was drunk".

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