On March 20th, Bolívar Hall welcomes a performance from Latin group TangOpera, who will present their new musical project “Songs to Die For”.
Chamber group TangOpera illustrates the lavish world of Latin American art song, where poetry and opera transcend their traditional boundaries to combine with the irresistible and vibrant rhythms of tango, Latin jazz, folk and popular music.
TangOpera’s latest project, “Songs to Die For”, offers a glimpse of the new and impassioned melodies of Latin America. The programme offers a definitive guide to the most passionate classical melodies of Latin America.
It also reflects musical maturity and the incorporation of a wide range of influences, including tango, samba, salsa and bossa nova.
The group is made up of soprano Maya Sapone, who was born in Gabon and whose dynamic voice offers musical interpretations unmatched in versatility, and Helen Glaisher Hernández, an expert pianist in Iberian rhythms, who initially trained at the “Carlos López Buchardo” National Music Conservatory, in Buenos Aires.
On March 20th, however, TangOpera will be joined on stage by Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson, cellist Diego Carneiro de Oliveira and percussionist Oli Savill.
For this occasion, they have prepared a set list featuring Latin American composers, such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Claudio Santoro, Emilio Grenet Quirino, Xavier Montsalvatge, Enrique González Medina, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino Flores, Ariel Ramírez, Antonio Estévez, José María Vitier and Astor Piazzolla.
The concert, organised by Ilams (The Iberian and Latin American Music Society) in collaboration with the Bolívar Hall, will take place in the Venezuelan Embassy’s cultural venues (54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL), from 7.30pm onwards.
(Translated by Marie-Thérèse Slorach)