PROGRAM 2017

HOW TO GET THERE

Sturla Viajes offers roundtrip transfers to different locations.
With options to exit from Buenos Aires (Puerto Madero)
with Sturla Proa Urbana, or from the river station Tigre.

Some shows include transfers back to Buenos Aires (to Obelisco)
by bus out of the river station Tigre.

See prices in each case
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  • LOCATIONS

    Kaiola Blue (kaiola: “jaula”, en euskera), una isla del Delta de Tigre.

    The building has a rich history dating back to 1895 , year in which the Order of the Franciscans today bought land to build a convent that could accommodate members of the order , at the same time , supporting measures that would allow advance in human relations , it is verging on principles of peace , kindness and harmony . The building was inaugurated in 1910 and was designed by Italian architect Virgilio Cestari , who among other works stood out for the Tattersall of Palermo.

    Brand new headquarters of the Agency of Culture of Tigre, in the historic mansion Villa Carmen. Opposite the River Station in the Mitre Avenue, between Italy and Montes de Oca, the building was built in 1910 by the architects Alfredo and Alberto Olivari , authors of other works of importance in Buenos Aires.

    OPTIONS TO TIGRE

    By Train

    RETIRO STATION.
    Train Retiro-Tigre (Mitre line).
    Check timetable click here

    By car

    Take Acceso Norte ramal Tigre. From there you continue along the boulevard Ricardo Ubieto to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento River Station.

    By bus

    LÍNEA 60.
    Constitución - Tigre
    To River Station. (Cazón Av 1500).

    Calendar and Tickets

    Date

    Title

    Location

    Time

    General
    Public

    Retired
    Under 14 y.o.

    Locals

    13 January (Friday) Opera on the screen Casa de las Culturas 20:30 Free Free Free
    20 January (Friday) Opera on the screen Casa de las Culturas 20:30 Free Free Free
    27 January (Friday) Opera on the screen Casa de las Culturas 20:30 Free Free Free
    27 January (Friday) Due Penelope Ulisse Casa de las Culturas 19:30 Free Free Free
    28 January (Saturday) Under the stars Kaiola Blue 21:00 $300 $200 $100
    29 January (Sunday) Due Penelope Ulisse Kaiola Blue 16:00 $50 $50 $50
    1 Febrero (Wednesday) The Voyage of Ulysses Kaiola Blue 20:30 $450 $300 $100
    2 Febrero (Thursday) The Voyage of Ulysses Kaiola Blue 20:30 $450 $300 $100
    3 Febrero (Friday) The Voyage of Ulysses Kaiola Blue 20:30 $450 $300 $100
    4 Febrero (Saturday) The Voyage of Ulysses Kaiola Blue 21:00 $450 $300 $100

    Displayed prices do not include transportation.

    Abonos

    FESTIVAL

    The Festival Opera Tigre brings together a set of cultural activities around the world of theatre,
    opera and music in various formats and environments,
    taking the Delta of Tigre as its geographical reference frame.
    The Festival, conceived by director Michal Znaniecki, will be held in summer with the spirit
    of becoming a cultural event of reference and enhancing factor of the tourism in the region.
  • CONCEPT

    The Festival Opera Tigre on the island Kaiola Blue (Buenos Aires) is an international project of Michał Znaniecki. The Festival aims to be extended along several countries around the River Paraná - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina- with a significant emphasis and references to Polish culture.

    The Festival will offer theatre and opera performances using the natural area of the island and the aquatic environment of the Paraná River. Audiences will be able to enjoy both small scale performances and concerts as well as open air opera megaproductions.

    Festival Opera Tigre becomes part of the group of important festivals in which the water is an essential framework. Renowned international singers from around the world have already announced their intention to participate in the upcoming productions of "The Fairy Queen" and "Carmina Burana" staged on the water. Theatre and music workshops will complete and support the activities of the Festival, aimed at an international spectrum of young artists.

    The first edition in December 2013 which announced the creation of the Festival took place on a single and intense day structured around a great number of small scale performances, concerts, workshops and plays where Witold Gombrowicz became a kind of leitmotif of the event. Singers and actors as Gabo Ferro, Marilu Marini, Nacho Gadano, María Bayo, Daniela Tabernig took part of that opening day accompanied by great musicians like Rubén Fernández Aguirre or Ensemble Tropi among other great artists - friends of the FOT.

    OPERA, MUSIC AND THEATRE

    A PIONEERING CULTURAL MOVEMENT IN THE AREA.


    Combining in its programme the popular spirit of the great cultural events with the exclusivity of the most intimate performances

    Positive economic impact over the geographical area of the Delta of Tigre promoting local businesses through cultural tourism

    PUBLIC

    Popular and exclusive.


    A festival with a popular orientation including big concerts and operas based on the most popular repertoire, without forgetting a more exclusive side focused on audiences eager to enjoy chamber music concerts, gala concerts and small scale performances.

    Potential public includes the population from Delta and the islands, frequent visitors, citizens from Buenos Aires and tourists, ranging from the usual, occasional and future cultural tourists fond of theatre and music.

    EDUCATION

    Citizens of the islands and young artists.


    Participation of local communities based on workshops and training courses.
    Integration of children in the local schools in educational, participatory activities in the spectacles of the Festival.
    Residence for national and international artists.
    Masterclass taught by international artists in various artistic areas.

    INTERNATIONAL

    Artists and colaborators.


    Participation in international networks sharing experiences with other festivals, Delta of Tigre becoming a meeting place with other organizers.
    Presence of artists with international careers.
    Exchange experiences with other festivals and artists: orchestras, singers and choirs.
    Provide the backbone of a project around artists linked to Parana river (Argentine, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay).

    WATER

    Themes, atmosphere and environment


    Integrate the performances and productions with the geography of Delta of Tigre, so the landscape naturally designed by water becomes a characteristic element of the mise en scene.
    Use the boats as part of the set design, and in some other cases to accommodate the public from where the performance is attended.
    Create performances on the surface of the water, promoting and respecting the characteristics of the ecosystem.
    Programme built on water based themes in music and opera: Otello (Verdi), Russalka (Dvorak), Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Il Tabarro (Puccini), Water Music (Händel), The flying Dutchman (Wagner), Platée (Rameau), Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), The pearl fishers (Bizet), Simon Boccanegra (Verdi).
    Increase awareness for conservation and sustainability of the ecosystem.

    EXPANSION

    The boat of culture.


    Creating touring productions, from educational activities and small scale performances to open air megaproductions of opera in Tigre, and taking them to other neighbouring regions such as Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay travelling through the Paraná River.

    PREVIOUS EDITIONS

    • 2016 Edition

      UNDER THE STARS: January 5 – Opening gala with soprano Daniela Tabernig, pianists Beatrice Lupi and Francesco Paganini.
      19 Febrero – Closing gala with soprano Jaquelina Livieri, pianists Beatrice Lupi and Francesco Paganini.
      VOICES FROM DELTA: January 17 - Recital with Natalia Quiroga Romero (soprano) and Gustavo Ariel Vita (bass)
      February 7 - Recital with Laura Oliva and Violeta Bialk
      THE TEMPEST (Henry Purcell/ William Shakespeare): New production by Festival Opera Tigre 27, 28, 29, 30 Enero
      THE FAIRY QUEEN (Henry Purcell/ William Shakespeare): Production by Festival Opera Tigre 11, 12 Febrero
      THE CHILDREN’S ISLAND: January 10 – Workshop for children and musical play by Beatrice Lupi and Francesco Paganini
      OPERA ON THE SCREEN: Open air projection on a big screen of Rigoletto (January 8), La Bohème (January 15), Turandot (January 22) and Cyrano de Bergerac (February 5)

    • FOT II

      VOICES FROM DELTA
      Concert: January 25 2015, 12:30

      Open air concert at Kaiola Blue
      Ewa Biegas (soprano)
      Pablo Cameselle (tenor)
      Jon Paul Laka (piano)

      THE FAIRY QUEEN (Henry Purcell)
      First performend on May 2 1692 at Queen's Theatre in Dorset Gardens, London Texts from A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM by William Shakespeare

      A FOT production: January 31 and February 1 2015, 21:00
      Open air performances at Kaiola Blue, Arroyo Gélvez

    • FOT I

      November 2013 Kaiola Blue
      Arroyo Gélvez, Delta del Tigre

      One whole day to know, enjoy, share.

      On November 30 after 14:00 our special guests – journalists, artists, politicians, cultural managers, diplomatics, friends of Delta de Tigre and music, theater and opera lovers – will be able to attend the presentation of great cultural project: a new and unique festival in the Delta named FOT (Festival Opera Tigre).

    ABOUT US

    We are a group of people living in the Delta de Tigre wishing to promote a cultural initiative based on our previous professional experience in the fields of opera, music, theater and cultural management. With a welcoming and integrating attitude towards all people wishing to help, and public and private institutions, we are trying to to create a sustainable festival in the long term promoting the geographic area of Delta de Tigre and enriching the cultural offer.

    Head and
    Artistic Manager

    Michal Znaniecki
    znaniecki.net

    Organization
    Manager

    Jon Paul Laka

    Cultural Management
    and general info

    María Inés Grimoldi
    11 3274 8415
    4902 5503

    FOT
    FRIENDS

    Every Project needs Friends and Supporters
    to grow up and become important .

    Our Festival doesn't work with any public institution and it is made with artists theirselves. We have different kind of supporters : FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS.

    The Festival Opera Tigre's Friends is a group of Artists, Managers and real private Friends and Family. The supporters that believe in our project and art. They trust that culture can change the world, mind and souls even in "the end of earth" like our island is.

    Adopting a tree at the Music Island they finance the trip of our artist and the educational project for children of Delta del Parana river with Jutropera Foundation.

    TO ADOPT A TREE just make a donation to
    Fundacja Jutropera , Wilcza 13, Warszawa
    Bank: BZ WBK
    PL 37109025900000000129852358
    Bic/ swift WBKPPLPP

    The Festival Partners are these

    Help every year make it happen.

    bairesrock Radio Cultura 97.9 Jutropera Opera World Warsteiner Maseda Propiedades Swiat Elit Embajada de Polonia en Buenos Aires Krakow Municipio de Tigre Sturla Viajes Embajada de España en Buenos Aires Cooperación Española Opera info Amarran Sancho Culture.pl Rj Viñedos D L Comunicación wrocklaw 2016 Museo de Arte Español Larreta

    We are looking for a Strategic Sponsor which can make our Festival grow up.
    For the information please contact.

    in Europe

    Magdalena Sowinska
    magdasowi@gmail.com

    in South America

    Please Contact us
    info@festivaloperatigre.com

    CONTACT

    Direction, Production
    y Marketing

    info@festivaloperatigre.com

    Press
    Argentina

    info@festivaloperatigre.com
    Débora Lachter Comunicación

    Press and
    marketing Europa

    magdasowi@gmail.com