TangOpera CD Launch: A Journey Through the Lyric Routes of the Argentine Tango

TangOpera CD Launch: A Journey Through the Lyric Routes of the Argentine Tango


19:00 - 21:00


St Ann's Church
St. Anns Church St. Ann Street Manchester, Manchester, M2 7LF

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TangOpera CD Launch: A Journey Through the Lyric Routes of the Argentine Tango

Thu 18 April 2024, 7.00pm
St Ann’s Church
St Ann Street
M2 7LF
United Kingdom

‘Magical’. BBC Radio 3
‘So beautiful.’ BBC Radio 4
‘Strong performances’. The Guardian
‘Full of vitality.’ The Times

Originally launched in 2013 with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project returns with its heady fusion of tango and high art. Join us to celebrate the release of their much-awaited debut album: TangOpera: a Journey Through the Lyric Routes of the Argentine Tango.A celebration of cultural diversity, the programme illuminates the rich and complex history of the Argentine tango, tracing its trajectory through the trade routes of the Atlantic, which provided the melting pot for a diverse range of influences towards the development of the world’s arguably most multicultural art form. African rhythms rub shoulders with Italian bel canto opera and canzonetta, Cuban habanera, Spanish flamenco, Brazilian maxixe, French chanson, and Eastern European folk tunes, their traces revealed in the juxtaposition of opera and zarzuela arias, lieder, tangos and musical theatre songs, by composers as seemingly disparate as Puccini, Bizet, Guastavino, Piazzolla, Hahn, Falla, Poulenc, Weill, Henrique, Lecuona, Rachmaninov and Cole Porter.

Conceived by the British Latinx pianist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, the event offers a rare opportunity to hear the exhilarating voices of two leading Argentine opera stars: soprano Jaquelina Livieri, and Latin Grammy Nominee Leonardo Pastore – ’an extraordinary tenor whose heart beats to the tango’ (Echoes Magazine).

Astor Piazzolla Ave María

Kurt Weill Youkali
Ernesto Lecuona María la O
Reynaldo Hahn La barcheta
Francis Poulenc C’est ainsi que tu es
Sergei Rachmaninov Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne
Manuel de Falla Tus ojillos negros
Carlos Guastavino Milonga de dos hermanos | Pampamapa
Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie
Waldemar Henrique Adeus
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Giuseppe Verdi Addio del passato
Leonardo Pastore tenor
Jaquelina Livieri soprano
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano