Maria de Buenos Aires: It Takes Two to Tango

Dancing its way through a 2004 summer tour, with stops at festivals in Buxton, Bath, and Norwich, the first-ever British production of Astor Piazzolla's rarely staged tango-opera, Maria De Buenos Aires, was directed by John Abulafia with decor by Isla Shaw and lighting by James Whiteside. The opera, which takes place in both the 1960s and the present, is set against the backdrop of the oppressive dictatorship in Argentina in a swirl of terror and tango, love and betrayal, good and evil

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