Foo Foo Fest: Maria de Buenos Aires

Nov 10, 2017

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Ashmore Auditorium at Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Fl 32505
(504) 949-3999


Pensacola Opera is back for the 4th Annual Foo Foo Festival, with Maria De Buenos Aires. The opera tells of a woman, Maria, who embodies the city of Buenos Aires: “I am my town! Maria slum, Maria night, Maria fatal passion, Maria of love, of Buenos Aires, that’s me.” A narrator, El Duende (The Spirit), also participates in the story. Maria ventures out into Buenos Aires at night, populated by robbers and prostitutes, and symbolized by the bandoneon, the concertina that is the primary instrument of tango music itself. After she experiences real or spiritual death, her ghost wanders around the city, writes a letter to others in her neighborhood, and encounters the psychoanalysts, who attempt to implant false memories in her mind. Is Maria the Virgin Mary? She gives birth at the opera’s end – but to another Maria, not to a son.

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