A Seductive Fusion of Tango and High Art

'So beautiful'. BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour)

'An indomitable voice with elegant phrasing'. La Nación

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 Bizet, Falla, Guastavino and Piazzolla.

Conceived by British-Spanish pianist and Latin classical specialist, Helen Glaisher-Hernández, this unique project features the exhilarating voice of leading Argentine tenor and Latin Grammy nominee, Leonardo Pastore, alongside special guest, scintillating Spanish violinist Violeta Barreña.

PLUS: Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Argentinian wine!

Rodolfo Falvo Dicitencello vuie

Carlos Gardel El día que me quieras

Enrique Delfino Griseta

Carlos Guastavino Pampamapa | Milonga de dos hermanos

Alberto Ginastera Canción al árbol del olvido

Astor Piazzolla Los pájaros perdidos

Georges Bizet Carmen: 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'

Reynaldo Hahn Venezia: 'La barcheta'

Manuel de Falla Canciones de juventud: 'Tus ojillos negros'

Tomás Barrera y Rafael Calleja Emigrantes: 'Adiós Granada'

Leonardo Pastore tenor

Helen Glaisher-Hernández piano

Violeta Barreña violin

This event is organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS)

How to get involved


In Advance £10 | £8 Concessions | £5 Members of ILAMS

On the Door £12 | £10 | £6 Members of ILAMS


0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)


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