"So beautiful" - BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour
Launching with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room as part of La Linea Festival, the TangOpera project offers a heady fusion of tango and high art. Exploring the rich and wonderfully complex lyric history of the Argentine tango, the programme traces its global trajectory from roots in bel canto opera, Italian canzonetta and the Cuban habanera through to the golden age of tango canción and Carlos Gardel, to the art songs of classical composers such as Guastavino, Bizet, Poulenc, Falla, Weill, Rodney-Bennett and - of course - Astor Piazzolla's contemporary 'tango operita', María de Buenos Aires.
Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the sultry, exhilarating voice of pre-eminent Argentine soprano, Rocío Giordano.
For one night at Crazy Coqs, this special 'Echoes Late' event is the perfect nocturnal setting in which to enjoy a drink and surrender to the seductive allure of the tango.
Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie
Jules Massenet Manon: 'Adieu, notre petit table'
Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa
Astor Piazzolla Yo soy María | Ave María
Georges Bizet Carmen: 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'
Francis Poulenc C'est ainsi que tu es
Richard Rodney-Bennett A History of the Dansant: 'Tango'
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'
Enrique Saborido La Morocha
Jorge Cardoso Milonga del agua herida
Presented as part of Echoes Festival 2018 in collaboration with 7 Star Arts
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.