“Maria de Buenos Aires” opera to be staged at Hanoi Opera House The Saigon Times Daily “Maria de Buenos Aires” will be staged in Hanoi on November 15 – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER HCMC – Tango opera “Maria de Buenos Aires”, written by Astor Piazzolla, will be performed at the Hanoi Opera House on November 15, starting at 8 p.m. “Maria de Buenos Aires” tells the story of a girl called Maria who lives in Argentina. Born in a poor suburb of Buenos Aires, Maria is marginalized as an object of sexual desire. During the hard moments in her life, she eventually falls in love with Tango. The story follows her life and death, dissolves into the beauty of the Buenos Aires women and the immortal Tango dance. “Maria de Buenos Aires” is considered as a declaration of New Tango, in which Tango is used as a musical material to make the Opera. The accompanying ensemble, including strings, guitar, piano and copious percussion, is based on the traditional tango orchestra. “Maria is the tango. She is the history and heart and soul of Argentina. She is the subject that inspires and animates the poetry of Horacio Ferrer and lives vibrantly in tandem with the inventive and inspired music of Astor Piazzolla,” said Emeritus Artist Tran Ly Ly, director of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. Tickets cost VND200,000 to VND600,000 and can be purchased at the Hanoi Opera House or on ticketvn.com, nhahatnhacvukichvietnam.com.