María de Buenos Aires . Astor Piazzolla
undisputably piazzolla's master piece and only once in decades performed in belgium, this operita is in many ways a unique production.
'maría de buenos aires' - with lyrics by horacio ferrér - was premiered at the sala planeta in buenos aires in 1968.
it is a surreal story about a young woman – maría - who lives in the slums of buenos aires and is known to ‘be born when god was drunk..
with a curse in her voice’. one night, in an obscure bar in the city center, she is being seduced by the sounds of the tango music, and is killed
by some underground figures. after her death, her shadow wanders through the streets of buenos aires.
Z V E Z D O L I K I's premiere was at bourlaschouwburg antwerpen on october 9th 2016, as part of our charity project 'noot voor nood', second edition.
october 5th, our live studio recording of this magnificent tangoperita will be released on evil penguin records' label 'antarctica records'.
for this production, we invited some great voices and musicians :
RAPHAËLE GREEN . maría de buenos aires
ALEJANDRO FONTE . el payador
ANNEMIE VANDAELE . el duende
Z V E Z D O L I K I ensemble | oriana dierinck, flute . wietse beels, violin . tatjana scheck, violin .vincent hepp, viola . celine flamen, cello .
anke steenbeke, piano . josé vindel, wouter willems, percussion, hendrik braeckman, guitar . gwen cresens, bandoneón .
PICTURES ARE HERE AND HERE