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The temperature is getting cooler in May but the cultural life never stops. We have gathered all main events taking place in the city in May. Take your pick!

 

Exhibitions

Over My Dead Body - Mona Hatoum

Infinite Experience – MALBA

When: From March 20 to June 8

What: MALBA opens the 2015 season with Experiencia infinita / Infinite Experience. The event is less an exhibition than an experience that the viewer confronts. It consists of works that ensue in real time and partake of other disciplines such as theater and choreography.

Where: MALBA – Recoleta

Web: malba.org.ar

 

El Mago Desnudo – Laura Lima at Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art

When: Until June 7

What: Brazilian artista Laura Lima is considered one of the most relevant contemporary artists. El Mago Desnudo (The Naked Magician) evokes the tricks and artifices behind the artistic creation.

Where: MAMBA – San Telmo

 

Mona Hatoum: Over My Dead Body

When: Until June 14

What: Mona Hatoum work has been characterized by the reuse of commonplace and banal objects, inoffensive and harmless things rendered, in her production, hostile and suspicious.

Where: Fundación PROA – La Boca

Web: Proa.org.ar

See our blog post about this exhibition

 

Music and Performing Arts

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - L Elisir D'Amore

Teatro Colón – L’Elisir d’Amore

When: From May 8 to May 14

What: Comic Opera by Italian Composer Gaetano Donizetti

Where: Teatro Colón – Centro

Web: teatrocolon.org.ar

 

Polo Circo – Circus Festival

When: From May 7 to May 15

What: Buenos Aires Circus Festival, for children and adults

Where: Parque Patricios

Web: polocirco.com

 

Eat & Drink

Buenos Aires Celebra Patagonia

Buenos Aires Celebra Centro

When: May 16 and 17

What: A showcase of the cultural and gastronomical Offer from the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and Buenos aires

Where: El Dorrego – Palermo

 

Sports

River Boca Superclasico

Supérclasico – Boca vs River football match

When: May 3 and May 13

What: Football archenemies River and Boca play for the National Tournament

Where: Bombonera (Boca Stadium) on May 3 – Monumental (River Stadium) on May 13

 

Others

Buenos Aires International Book Fair

When: From April 23 to May 11

What: The most important book fair in Latin America. Conferences and workshops.

Where: La Rural Convention Center – Palermo

 

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Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires main concert hall, has just released the program for 2015 Opera Season. Tickets are not yet for sale for the general public: priority is given to past seasons’ subscribers. For every individual, tickets are usually on sale around two months before the show.

If you are wondering how to get tickets, please see our oldest post: how to get tickets for Teatro Colón Opera.

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season at Teatro Colón

WERTHER

Opera in four acts by Jules Massenet (1892)

New production by Teatro Colón

Romantic opera based on Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther. Young, inexperienced and in love, Werther is one of the most emblematic characters of the first romanticism.

Werhter - Jules Massenet

From April 14 to April 21st

 

 

L´ELISIR D´AMORE

Comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti (1832)

L’Elisir D’Amore is one of the most charming pieces of Italian Bel Canto genre. It combines a touching love story and humoristic scenes with beautiful music and duets.

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - L Elisir D'Amore

For May 8 to May 14

 

QUARTETT

Epic Opera by Luca Francesconi (2011)

Production by Scala de Milán and IRCAM Paris

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - Quartett -Fura Dels Baus

Luca Francesconi is a disciple of Berio y Stockhausen and a very innovative music composer. Quartett, base on play by Heiner Müller, may be one of the most interesting new opera creations. The production was conceived by La Fura dels Baus.

 

From June 16 to June 23

 

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Melodram in one act by Pietro Mascagni (1890)

PAGLIACCI

Opera in a prologue and two acts by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892)

Production by Liege Opera

Two short operas about passion and jealousy, with an excellent cast of Argentinean artists.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

From July 14 to July 21

 

 

DON CARLO

Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1867, rev. 1872/1886)

One of the most expected production of this 2015 opera season is Don Carlo. Seen as Verdi’s most ambitious operas, Don Carlo is a story of power and love during the Spanish Inquisition. Great international cast.

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - Don Carlo - Verdi

From September 20 to September 29

 

 

THE FIERY ANGEL

Opera in five acts and seven scenes by Serguei Prokofiev (1927)

The story of The Fiery Angel has a culturally taboo subject: demonic possession. Largely, The Fiery Angel is considered, despite lack of productions, as Prokofiev’s strongest and most dramatically intense scores.”

 The Fiery Angel - Prokofiev

From November 3 to November 10

 

 

PARSIFAL

Drama in three acts by Richard Wagner (1882)

The magical music of Wagner comes back once again at Teatro Colón. In Parsifal, the great German composer revisits the story of the Saint Graal.

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - Parsifal

December 4 to December 11

 

Hope you will enjoy Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season! If you are wondering how to get tickets, please see this post.

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The cultural agenda this month features some very interesting activities. The highlight is the coming of great Argentinean pianist and conductor Daniel Baremboim, who will be performing at Teatro Colón. August is also the month of the Tango International Festival: 10 days of dancing competitions, talks and tango classes.

Buenos Aires Cultural Agenda – August 2014

Daniel Baremboim and Marta Argerich at Teatro Colón

August 3rd to August 12th

Daniel Baremboim and Martha Argerich Buenos Aires

To listen to Daniel Baremboim, whether directing the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra or, more rarely, playing the piano, is always an amazing musical experience. This month, we are lucky enough to receive the famous artist for a series of concerts, some of them with another Argentinean piano virtuoso Marta Argerich. 

West-Easter Divan Orchestra
Soloist: Martha Argerich
Director: Daniel Baremboim
Program: Beethoven and Ravel
Sunday, August 3rd at 5PM 

Tristan and Isolda by Richard Wagner
Directed by Daniel Baremboim
From August 4 to August 12

Martha Argerich and Daniel Baremboim Piano Duo
Tuesday, August 5th at 5PM

www.teatrocolon.org.ar

 

Tango Dance Festival and World Cup

August 13th to Augst 26th

Tango World Cup Buenos Aires

This edition of the world’s major tango event features an attractive program that brings together various generations of artists, musicians and promoters of a music that is the passion of a city. Unlike past years, the 2014 edition will be held mainly in La Boca district, making it quite less accessible to tourist than previous editions in Palermo. Many concerts take place in La Usina del Arte, a very interesting new exhibitions hall in La Boca.

All the activities and shows are free. Please read our specific post about how to get tickets for the Tango Dance Festival.

festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2014/tangofestivalymundial/en

 

Le Parc – Lumière Exhibition at MALBA Museum

Until October 6th

Julio Le Parc - Lumiere

Julio Le Parc is an contemporary Argentinean artist and a great exponent of the kinetic art movement in the 1960s. In this exhibition, 17 installations will be on display. The focus was made the artist’s works on light and movement. The spectator will experience how Le Parc plays with the light to build ever-transforming art pieces.

malba.org.ar

 

Acción Urgente Exhibition at PROA Museum

Until August 24th

Acción Urgente PROA

This exhibition brings together for the first time a selection of urban actions and performances from the last two decades by South American artists’ collectives. It explores the actions carried out by interdisciplinary groups of artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay during the last twenty years, all of which form part of a phenomenon that became vital to the region’s art scene during this period.

“The works of these groups respond to immediate socio-political contexts and challenge naturalized conducts with proposals that address—among other things—gender issues, racial discrimination, indigenismo, political inequality, and alienation. They question the art institution as well as certain social structures but, unlike activist groups, their critical moment lies in poetic actions,” state the curators.

proa.org

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Colón Opera Buenos Aires

Whether you are a classical music amateur or an opera first-timer, we definitely recommend you a visit to the Colón Opera in Buenos Aires. It is one of the most impressive classical music theater in the world with a perfect acoustics – often compared to Milan’s Scala – and a world-class programming. The Opera season lasts from April to November.

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Winter time is slowly arriving to Buenos Aires, but you can´t let that stop you from visiting the city. This week, the weather is still warm and pleasant to plan a lot of things to do in Buenos Aires! Whether you want to enjoy Tango show, an art exhibition or a classic Opera at Teatro Colon, we have a lot of options for you.

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Buenos Aires Opera 2014

The Opera Season has just started in the Southern Hemisphere and we are thrilled to share Teatro Colón 2014 programme.

Teatro Colón is Buenos Aires Opera Theater. It is considered one of the five best concert venues in the world, thanks to a nearly perfect accoustic. In addition, the building itself is magnificent. The cupola was decorated by a beautiful Raúl Soldi fresco.

The 2014 Opera season will feature several classical pieces (The Barber of Seville, Falstaff, Madama Butterfly, Tristan and Isolde, among others) as well as a couple of modern productions (Caligula, Requiem).

If you are wondering how to get tickets for the Colón Theater, please check this post on our blog: How to Get Tickets for the Colón Opera.

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Teatro ColónFrom September 23rd to October 1st, the Colon Theatre will be showing the absolutely wonderful non-liturgical War Requiem mass composed by Benjamin Britten mainly in 1961.

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