Chicago Stage Premiere production of Astor Piazzolla's MARĶA DE BUENOS AIRES evokes Argentina's "Dirty War", the period between 1976 and 1983 when the country was governed by military juntas which controlled the populace through state-sponsored terrorism. This "tango operita" is of stunning originality, pulsing to the passion and beat of Astor Piazzolla's revolutionary "nuevo tango" and Horacio Ferrer's mesmerizing, imaginative poetry.
Presented by Chicago Opera Theater
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Chicago On the Aisle - Highly Recommended
"..."Marķa de Buenos Aires" is 80 minutes of almost unremitting gloom, illuminated ironically enough by the anxiety-inducing video collages devised by Adam Flemming as well as lighting by Dan Weingarten that dramatically blurs the line between stage and film. And not least among Mitisek's many contributions is a set design that allows all these elements to be pulled together into an experience that transcends realism even while feeling profoundly real. It is magical theater."
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