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

Tue 16 April 2024, 7.45pm
St James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
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). Accompanied by full ensemble, the line-up also includes guest performances by dancers from the LDA Tango Company. The beautiful gothic church of St James's Sussex Gardens provides the perfect setting in which to enjoy an evening of irreverent musical border-crossings and surrender yourself to the seductive allure of the tango.

Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras
Enrique Delfino Griseta
(After) Giacomo Puccini Tango bohemio (arr. L. Pastore, H. Glaisher-Hdez & R. Slonimsky)
Astor Piazzolla Yo soy María | Ave María
Georges Bizet L’amour est un oiseau rebelle
Kurt Weill Youkali
Ernesto Lecuona María la O
Reynaldo Hahn La barcheta
Francis Poulenc C’est ainsi que tu es
Sergei Rachmaninoff Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne
Manuel de Falla Tus ojillos negros
Cole Porter So in Love
Carlos Guastavino Milonga de dos hermanos | Pampamapa
Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie
Waldemar Henrique Adeus
 
Leonardo Pastore tenor
Jaquelina Livieri soprano
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano
Mirek Salmon bandoneon
LDA Tango Company tango dancers

SNEAK PEEK Video Clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with Como No as part of La Linea Festival with the kind support of the Instituto Cervantes London


TICKETS £20.00 | £15.00 Concessions | £10.00 Members of ILAMS | FREE Admission to Friends of Echoes Festival (email info@ilams.org.uk to join)

BOOKINGS tangoperalaunch.bpt.me

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | lalineafestival.com | 


 

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
Manchester
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
 
Leonardo Pastore tenor
Jaquelina Livieri soprano
Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

SNEAK PEEK Video Clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Manchester


TICKETS £15.00 | £12.50 Concessions | £10.00 Members of ILAMS | FREE Admission to Friends of Echoes Festival

BOOKINGS tangopera.bpt.me



 

Ray Picot | Podcast: Ibe/rican Anniversaries 2023

9 November 2023 - 9 November 2024, 7.30pm
Online event available to stream on demand
United Kingdom

Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, in this special EF edition of the ILAMS podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth. 2023 offers the opportunity to explore a host of Ibe/rican composers and artists whose lives spanned a period of over five centuries, including: Juan de Anchieta, Victoria de los Angeles, Alicia de Larrocha, Tomás Breton, Francisco Barbieri, Ramón Garay, Pau Casals and Roberto Caamaño. This discographical whistle-stop tour through 2023's key celebrations offers an amazing kaleidoscope of styles and genres with plenty of variety to enjoy. Ray will highlight the key works, as well as revealing some lesser-known hidden gems in the Latin Classical catalogue. Plus, discover the seminal interpretations whilst learning about the music in context. Whether you're new to Latin Classical, or a seasoned aficionado, this podcast has something for everyone.​

Ray Picot is Chief CD and Concert Reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society, and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopaedic knowledge of the field. Think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography!

​Ray Picot host

SNEAK PEEK! Previous episodes

Organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) as part of Echoes Festival 2023 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS Listening is free but please consider making a donation HERE to help us towards the event costs

BOOKINGS No booking required. Visit mixcloud.com to tune in from 9 Nov

MORE INFORMATION ilams.org.uklondres.cervantes.esechoesfestival.co.ukmixcloud.com

 

 

 

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