Theater St. Gallen to Present ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’

By David Salazar

The Theater St. Gallen is set to present Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” on May 7, 2022.

The showcase will be presented at the UM!BAU venue under the musical direction of Natalia Salinas.

The performance will be directed by Marcos Darbyshire. Cast members include Ieva Prudnikovaite in the title role of Maria with David Luque, Mariano Gladic, Isaac Espinoza Hidrobo, Eva Leippold, Josette Schindler, Marcelo Nisinman, Sebastian Lima, and Mischa Cheung rounding out the cast of performers and solo musicians.

There will be additional performances on May 11, 15, 19, 24, June 7, 10, and 12, 2022.

Piazzolla’s world-renowned tango operita is set to a libretto by Horacio Ferrer and debuted at the Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires on May 8, 1968. The work is divided into two parts with the first half focusing on the life of the titular heroine and the second taking place after her death.