Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances are all sold out.

Performances are at The Stage, 170 NE 38th Street, Miami, FL 33137.

Admission is standing room, general admission.

Tango/María de Buenos Aires

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A product of the highly-acclaimed, living American composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Tango is a one-act comic concert operetta composed for a single tenor role, sung by Young Artist Matthew Newlin, and a chamber ensemble. Designed to present three consecutive scenes without pause, the action follows the protagonist at the height of the tango craze in 1913 as he embodies different characters to convey the varied perceptions of this seductive and polarizing dance.

Set in Argentina, the surreal plot of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires is the tale of ill-fated María, who was said to be born “on a day when God was drunk.” Living in the poor suburbs of Buenos Aires, María is seduced by the sounds of tango, becoming a streetwalker, and falling victim to a tragic death. The audience then follows María’s Shadow as it walks the city’s Underground, which has become her hell.


Tenor (Tango)
Matthew Newlin

El Duende (María de Buenos Aires)
Luis Sosa [debut]

Cantor (María de Buenos Aires)
Luis Alejandro Orozco [debut]

María (María de Buenos Aires)
Catalina Cuervo [debut]

Participating Artists
Cynthia Cook
Carla Jablonski
Rebecca Henriques [debut]
Adam Lau
Hye Jung Lee
Matthew Maness
Ryan Milstead
Lacy Sauter

Ramon Tebar

Stage Director
José Maria Condemi [debut]

Set Designer
Erin Turner

Costume Designer
Camilla Haith

Lighting Designer
Heather Sparling

Tango Dancers/Choreographers
Jeremias Massera [debut]
Mariela Barufaldi [debut]

This tango double bill is the first installment of the “Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places” initiative, a program supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge and designed to bring less-known operas to unique venues throughout South Florida.

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