Maria de Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, 16 May 2013

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Thursday 16 May 2013, 8.00pm
Astor Piazzolla (music) and Horacio Ferrer (lyrics)

Maria-de-Buenos-Aires-lyrics.pdf (Adobe PDF - 118Kb) Download: parallel text of the lyrics

Mr McFall’s Chamber presents Piazzolla's mini opera biopic Maria de Buenos Aires and launches its newest recording of tango music on Delphian Records, La Pasionaria

The group is joined by a host of Special Guests:

Valentina Montoya Martinez – Maria
Nicholas Mulroy – tenor
Juanjo Lopez Vidal – El Duende
Victor Villena – bandoneon and Musical Director
Cyril Garac - violin
Alison Mitchell - flute
Malcolm MacFarlane - guitar
Phil Alexander - piano
Iain Sandilands - percussion

Astor Piazzolla's short opera tells the poignant story of tango, represented in the person of María, born in the slum city suburbs "on a day when God was drunk", transported to the city nightspots, condemned to death, "dragging her guilts, as a female and a shadow, bled by seven knives of sun", and, eventually, reborn. Mr McFall's Chamber present a concert performance of this masterpiece with a backdrop of film by Argentine director, Geraldine Comte, and with a star cast of special guests and a speaking-chorus. Our new release on Delphian Records, La Pasionaria, will be launched at this event.

Tickets: £10-16 / under 18s £7.50
Cabaret seating
Duration c.2 hours including interval

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