Maria de Buenos Aires is truly unique in the opera repertory: a tango operetta. Join Maestro Barrese, Scenic Designer Valeria Rios-Giermakowski, and the stars of the show for a deep dive into the challenges and joys of bringing this work to life. Hosted by the Opera Southwest Guild, this two-hour event includes a panel discussion, Q&A with the artists, coffee and delicious breakfast treats and time to mingle with the Opera Southwest Community. These two-hour events are held on Saturday morning a week or so prior to the opening of each Opera Southwest production. The singers, musical and artistic staff and other opera professionals offer their perspectives on the opera, providing an in-depth view for a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the performance.