STAGE DIRECTOR | PRODUCTION DESIGNER

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES

music by ASTOR PIAZZOLLA   |   text by HORACIO FERRER
OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS (2019) & FLORIDA STATE OPERA (2016)

Maria de Buenos Aires smolders in a stunning production at Opera in the Heights. The entire production sizzles …”

Houston Press - Maria de Buenos Aires Review | February 15, 2019
⏤ D.L. Groover, Houston Press

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES - OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS (2019)

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Dr. Eiki Isomura   |   CHOREOGRAPHY: Susana Collins   |   LIGHTING: Jim Elliott   |  WARDROBE/HAIR & MAKEUP: Rachel Clinksales

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Dr. Alexander Jiménez   |   CHOREOGRAPHY: Erika Hand   |   LIGHTING: J. Russell Sandifer   |  HAIR & MAKEUP: Caroline Bankey

MARIA de BUENOS AIRES is an abstract telling of the evolution of tango personified in the character of Maria. Her journey and exploration of the self parallels the tango being a dance of the streets and the low-lifes that abound in the slums of Buenos Aires to its rise in popularity. The street thugs dance in concert with the prostitutes, and Maria finds herself drawn into this world. This life ultimately kills her and she becomes reborn with a deeper understanding of her sexuality, her feminine power, and her ability to direct and choose her own path.