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The Pensacola Opera Presents "Maria de Buenos Aires" with Ballet Pensacola

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Seductive, haunting, and intoxicating, this "stunningly original" opera pulses to the passion and beat of Astor Piazzolla's revolutionary Nuevo tango and Horacio Ferrer's mesmerizing, imaginative poetry. Maria 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. Maria embodies everything that is the Argentinian people. Totally consumed by passion yet fiercely maintaining her independence, Maria fights for survival and freedom, never surrendering. Piazzolla's tango music for this story is irresistible, incisive, electrifying, provocative and moving.
 
Featuring the talented performing artists of Pensacola Opera and Ballet Pensacola, this Foo Foo Festival production features original choreography by Richard Steinert (Artistic Director, Ballet Pensacola), scenic and lighting design by Lance Brannon (Ballet Pensacola), stage direction by Octavio Cardenas (Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Grand Rapids), with Cody Martin (Arizona Opera, Virginia Opera) conducting members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
 
Cast
Evelyn Saavedra, soprano 
Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano
Eric Dean Wassenaar, tenor
Brent Hetherington, baritone 

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
By Astor Piazzolla
Libretto by Horacio Ferrer
November 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
November 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Performed in Spanish at Ashmore Auditorium at PSC    
A Foo Foo Festival Event
 
For more information, or to buy tickets to this and other Operas, visit the Pensacola Opera website:
https://www.pensacolaopera.com/home22.html
 

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