Jamie Gardner 6 a.m., June 16
Maria de Buenos Aires
Ástor Piazzolla’s sultry tango opera about seduction and redemption in the City of Buenos Aires, Maria de Buenos Aires tells the story of Maria, born in the slums “on a day when God was drunk.” Maria de Buenos Aires tells the story of Maria, born in the slums “on a day when God was drunk.” Seduced by the underworld of Buenos Aires and the music of tango, Maria’s physical and spiritual worlds unite in a surrealist blur as she searches for redemption. Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock makes her Company debut as Maria and is joined by baritone Paul La Rosa, last seen as Enrique in 2015’s El Pasado Nunca se Termina, who returns as Payador. Making his Company stage director debut is John de los Santos who will bring his expertise of choreography to this tango influenced production. Maria de Buenos Aires will be performed in Spanish with English translations above the stage. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)
- When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2 p.m.