Violettas Last Tango - Opera vs Tango?

Wonderfully eccentric, bursting with dramatic operatic vocals, a mixing pot of musical interludes and the ever constant Argentine Tango, Violetta’s Last Tango was indeed a stroll through the romantic notions of 1930’s Buenos Aires.

Lead singer and playwright, Ann Liebeck’s passion for the production’s authenticity is born from her love of Opera and her new found joy for the music of Argentine Tango. We caught up with her after the show:

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Ann’s soprano (Violetta) and Nuno Queimado’s baritone (The Lover) accompanied a multitude of dance and musical genres. Lead violinist, Omar Puente gave us a cuban folk influence with some outstanding solos. Tom Mason injected a little of that cool double base jazz. Master of bandoneon, Julian Rowlands, never let us stray from the soulful rhythm of tango and Michael Haslam held his own with the elegant sounds of classics.

Throughout, Miriam Orcutt and Dante Culcuy performed some very classy tango. It was a pleasure to watch them showcase their dance staying true to the form of traditional Argentine Tango. Known teachers and performers, Miriam and Dante shared their take on stage vs salon tango.

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Opera and Tango welcomed interjections of breakdancing, ballet, poetry, and brazilian folk dancing with plenty of laughs along the way. Fellow guests enjoyed the show:

“…Wonderfully unique performance”
“…Liked the violinist’s solo!”

Certainly an evening full to the brim with entertainment, thoroughly enjoyed by all who came and most definitely worth a trip to Wilton’s Music Hall.

View the event: Violetta’s Last Tango

Story posted by: Rita Maree Horne

About the author: Social Dancer, Writer from Edinburgh

Published: 28 Apr 2017 @ 23:25

Last modified: 24 Oct 2021 @ 05:08

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