Winter School
(on video)


The FNOBA Winter School (Escuela de invierno) showcases a conversation between the director and author Florencia Werchowsky and the composer Oscar Strasnoy. The videos are directed by Alejo Moguillanski.

According to Werchowsky, these meetings are a “virtual invitation to free-associate, the purpose of which is to propose constellations of plausible meanings for two iconic operas of the repertoire [Puccini’s La Boheme and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle]. So that each of our spectators can make a perceptual and conceptual summary that can best suit his/hers interests in understanding the authorial decisions that characterize the works”.

This invitation is addressed particularly, and not especially, to those artists dedicated to the different disciplines and topics that emerge from opera (composers, dramaturgists, directors, performers), today turned into a chimera rather than a genre.

The meetings are based on historical documentation, as well as archival images of the operas, and feature the special participation of Aki Kaurismäki and Carlos Paez Rodriguez.


Florencia Werchowsky

Writer, journalist and stage director. She trained as a classical dancer at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, was a writer and editor in the Clarín newspaper, in the TXT Magazine; collaborator at Rolling Stone and columnist at FM Metro and FM Mega, among others.


Director, editor, screenwriter, performer and producer. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. He directed La prisionera (2006, with Fermín Villanueva) and Castro (winner of the Argentine Competition at Bafici ‘09). As an editor he worked with Mariano Llinás, Albertina Carri and Juan Villegas, among others.

Oscar Strasnoy

Oscar Strasnoy (Buenos Aires, November 12, 1970) is a composer, conductor and pianist of dual Argentine-French nationality and living in Berlin. Strasnoy studied piano and conducting in Buenos Aires with Aldo Antognazzi and Guillermo Scarabino, composition at the Paris Conservatory with Guy Reibel, Michaël Levinas and Gérard Grisey and at the Frankfurt School of Music with Hans Zender. He was musical director of the Orchester du CROUS in Paris from 1996 to 1998.