Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Astor Piazzolla, Libretto by Horacio Ferrer

Maria de Buenos Aires

The sensual rhythms of tango combine with operatic passions in Maria de Buenos Aires. Born in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, “on a day that God was drunk,” in her quest for freedom, Maria turns her back on her former, innocent life. As her world devolves into darkness, the gritty streets claim her as their own. However, Maria’s spirit survives, returning to haunt the city of her birth in death. This gripping, surreal tale is sure to move, shock, and provoke.

Curious about the libretto?

Click here to read the libretto and translation of Horacio Ferrer's surreal poetry.


Click here to check out our production photos!


Maria de Buenos Aires is underwritten, in part, by:

The Carol Franc Buck Foundation

The Flinn Foundation



The Bancroft-Clair Foundation

Ole and Teri Thienhaus

Related Events