(CNN Spanish) — After more than 50 years stealing laughter on stage, the group of musicians-actors and humor Les Luthiers announced their “definitive farewell to the stage” on their official Instagram account.
“We feel that, after more than half a century of tours and presentations, we have already reached our goals,” says the publication in which Carlos López and Jorge Maronna announced a tour of presentations through several cities around the world with one last premiere show.
“This year I will be 77 years old and Jorge, 75. We feel very vital and artistically we believe we are at our best, but as we approach 80 our muscles and joints anticipate that they will soon begin to present us with impediments,” Carlos López wrote. Puccio in an Instagram post.
The group, which was born in September 1967, has been announcing for months what they present today as their farewell tour, with a presentation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of their work ‘Más Tropiezos De Mastropiero’, for this January 12. He also has performances scheduled in Madrid, Spain, from May 31 to June 18 of this year.
The group is expected to have presentations in other cities in Argentina, Latin America and Europe.
“It will not be easy to conclude that stage of life that we enjoyed from a very young age, and say goodbye to the public that follows and supports us, but after so many years of adventures, Mastropiero deserves to rest,” wrote Maronna, one of the founders of the grouping.
Currently, Les Luthiers is composed of Carlos Lopez Puccio, Jorge Maronna (two of the group’s historic members), Roberto Antier, Thomas Mayer-Wolf, Martin O’Connor, and Horacio Tato Turano.
The trajectory of Les Luthiers
Les Luthiers, considered a milestone in Ibero-American culture, have marked their music, acting and humor shows with instruments that they created and played themselves.
The founders of the group are five: Daniel Rabinovich (died in 2015), Marcos Mundstock (died in 2020), Carlos Núñez Cortés (who retired in 2017) and Jorge Maronna. Carlos López, who was not one of the founders, joined later in 1971, remains part of the group until now along with Maronna.
Les Luthiers met more than five decades ago in one of the choirs of the University of Buenos Aires. And since then they compose everything: from the parodies, the theatrical scenes, the lyrics, melodies and arrangements of the songs.
In 2011 they won the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence and in 2017 they were awarded the Princess of Asturias Award, which considered them “one of the main communicators of Ibero-American culture from artistic communication and humor”. That year, they were also awarded in the Congress of Argentina with two honorable mentions: Deputy Juan Bautista Alberdi, the highest recognition awarded by the Chamber, and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, awarded by the Senate to outstanding people.