After its premiere at the Teatre Talia and its subsequent performances in different theatres in the Valencian Community with “sold out” tickets, ‘Universo Piazzolla’ returns by popular demand, the tango musical tribute to the great Argentinean musician Astor Piazzolla, who made his foray into tango in what was considered a revolution of the genre, and which the composer himself defined as “music of Buenos Aires”.
Critics have said about the show:
“The Talia vibrated with the ‘Universe of Astor Piazzolla’… an impressive show by talented Argentine artists…” (Noticias CV)
“Analia Bueti expressed her deep and special voice… and gained space and stage presence until she reached fullness of emotion with Maria de Buenos Aires” (José Doménech Part, El Levante).
“Last night’s performance reached a high level of emotion and was musically excellent…” (Miguel A. Pastor, A Buenas horas)
“From the first minute, the tango music captivated all the audience…” (La Tribuna Digital)
Astor Piazzolla, born in 1921 in the city of Mar del Plata, grew up in New York and burst in with his music like a crazy guy, very ‘piantao’, as they say in lunfardo; a magician who took out of his bandoneon everything he had locked up inside: it was tango with Bach and a touch of jazz. Furthermore, a large part of Astor Piazzolla’s work are his songs linked to immense poets such as Horacio Ferrer, or Borges himself, which will also have a place in this show.
‘Universo Piazzolla’ integrates some of his most outstanding instrumental works, such as “Oblivion”, “Libertango” or “Adios Nonino”, and from his sung repertoire such as “La balada para un loco“, “Milonga del Trovador” or “Los Pájaros Perdidos”. The outstanding arrangements of the talented conductor Juan Esteban Cuacci, will weave a common thread that will go through different periods of Piazzolla’s work in a subtle and elegant interaction between the talent of the musicians, the singer and the magic delivered by the wonderful dancers, under a stage where the lighting will play an accomplice role.
The musical quality and trajectory of the entire cast of the show stand out. All the artists take on the responsibility of performing a global and integral repertoire, preserving the whole spirit of Astor Piazzolla’s music, and at the same time with new arrangements that bring a new sonority to this repertoire, faithful to Piazzolla’s style, which has always proposed a new look at tango and his own work.
A show for all audiences that, like the previous ones, will not disappoint and will leave the audience with special sensations, as only this musical genre of tango knows how to provoke.
Report by ’24/7 Valencia’ team
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