MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA WHISKS YOU AWAY TO BUENOS AIRES, THE BIRTHPLACE OF TANGO.
María de Buenos Aires beautifully merges the elements of dance, vocals, narration and instruments into a story that unfolds in a glorious underworld of love and passion. Although the heroine dies a tragic death early in the story, she returns ethereally throughout the performance, and the audience too, can abandon realism. Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla has written an operetta that audiences will experience in a profound way. Opera guests will enjoy for the first time in Mill City Summer Opera’s history the integration of dance and opera. Explore the Argentinian roots and love of dance, song, and passion!
Mill City Summer Opera’s 2017 Season presented by
With a ticket to the opera, attendees will be guided through dance instruction by professional tango dancers prior to the performance. After watching the tango performed as part of the opera performance, those that wish may join in the be dance with the cast to the splendid music that compliments the dangerous dance that is the TANGO.
Opening Night Friday, July 14
Sunday, July 16
Tuesday, July 18
Wednesday, July 19
Thursday, July 20
Doors open at 7:00 with tango dancing
Show begins at 8:00
Tango Dancing at 9:30
Show length: 95 minutes no intermission
Venue: The Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
In light of the Ruins Courtyard’s extensive renovation throughout the Summer of 2017, MCSO is taking the opera across the Stone Arch Bridge for our sixth season. The shift in venue to The Pillsbury Machine Shop is temporary as restoration work continues in the Ruins Courtyard.