The New Opera Festival Buenos Aires 2022 will run until October 29

Festival Nueva Ópera Buenos Aires

Festival Nueva Ópera Buenos Aires (FNOBA) is a biennial meeting dedicated to the new aesthetics of opera, courses and master classes. FNOBA opens spaces throughout the city, expanding questions, audiences, and the circulation of works and ideas from young artists. The Festival presents the most outstanding works of the scholarship holders of the Winter School, as well as main works of the most radical creators of the genre.


In this fourth edition, the Buenos Aires New Opera Festival programs 14 works in 11 venues in the City of Buenos Aires. From October 8 to 29, the Festival displays a series of creations that explore the genre of opera from different formats and perspectives. Performances, video opera, site-specific works, a meeting on the roof of the Fine Arts, and an opera that takes us around the city are among these proposals, which are presented as an opportunity to rediscover a vital and necessary genre.


Tickets are purchased online, on the Festival website ( you will find the schedules of each work with links to their respective sales platforms. Until Wednesday, October 5, tickets are offered at a pre-sale price. There will also be events with free admission, such as Existir la vejez (San Martín Theater), Opera para techos (Museo de Bellas Artes) and Naked Mind (Museo Moderno).


In the words of Miguel Galperín: “Festival Nueva Ópera Buenos Aires 2022, fourth edition, is a meeting of artists and audiences around a sustained commitment on the part of the Williams Foundation: that of rethinking opera as a current means of expression. But it is the peculiarities of this plan that brings us together today for this program, with the following axes: to bridge the gap between the training and the profession of its young artists, to associate in joint work the companies and ensembles that have been renewing the genre and sustain the presentation of a corpus of unforgettable and risky works so that it is the public too, or finally, the one that re-discovers opera.”


Program of the New Opera Festival Buenos Aires 2022 – IV Edition


Opera de cadre: Juliana Iriart, régisseur and general director; musical composition and direction, Pablo Behm; libretto, Juliana Iriart and Pablo Behn, at Ítaca Complejo Teatral, Humahuaca 4027; Today Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.


Steam: dramaturgy and stage direction, Franco Calluso; composition and musical direction, Ignacio Llobera. In cheLA (Iguazú 451), Thursday 13 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday 14, at 7:30 p.m.


Meine: creation and direction, Ariel Farace and Valentín Pelisch. At the Ruth Benzacar Gallery (Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1287), on Friday the 14th at 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday the 15th at 8:00 p.m.


Existing Old Age: Work by Julieta Ascar, Ana Gallardo and Mariana Obersztern in collaboration with Margarita Balli, Margarita Fernández, Analía Couceyro, Delfina Dotti, Nina, Florencia Ciliberti and Lucia Feijoó. At the Teatro San Martín (Corrientes 1550), Sala Casacuberta, Saturday 15 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 16 at 8:30 p.m., with free admission.


Opera for ceilings: by Aldo Benítez and Andrés Ruiz; set, Bruno Gruppalli, on the terrace of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Av. Del Libertador 1743), on Sunday 16 at 6 and 8 p.m., with free admission.


The House of the Key: Direction and Adaptation, Teresa Floriach Devant; poems, Mada Alderete Vincent; composer, Pablo Mainetti; choreography: Maja Patyño. At the Alianza Francesa (Córdoba 946), on Monday 17 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 19 at 8:00 p.m.


The Waves: Written and directed by María Emilia Franchignoni; music, Fernando Covello, Julia Tchira and Jorge Diego Vázquez Salvagno. Teatro El Extranjero (Valentín Gómez 3378), Thursday 20 at 5:00 p.m. and Friday 21 at 5:00 p.m.


Transplatino Baroque: Book and General Management, Pablo Foladori; sound art, Agustín Genoud; stage direction, Gerardo Cardozo and Pablo Foladori. cheLA (Iguazú 451), Monday 24 at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Desertar: An action by Guillermo Cacace, Matías Giuliani and Silvina Zicolillo in Espacio Apacheta (Enrique Finochietto 483). Thursday 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday 29 at 7 p.m.


Naked Mind: by Luis Garay and Luciano Azzigotti. Modern Museum (Av. San Juan 350), on Friday 28 at 4:00 p.m. Free entrance.


Blood traction algorithms: by Nicolás Varchausky Inclán Plant (Inclán 2661), on Friday 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 29 at 5:00 p.m.