Evita Exaggerates Eva Peron’s Relationship with Magaldi

Based in San Diego, California, Terry Chucas is an attorney who represents parents and children on appeal in dependency court appeals. In his free time, Terry Chucas enjoys reading and sports. His favorite musical is Evita.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical Evita is based on the true story of Eva Perón. One element that the play exaggerates is the relationship between Eva and Agustín Magaldi, who is portrayed as a traveling singer of mediocre talent best known for discovering Eva. In reality, he was a highly regarded tango singer.

In the play, he is presented as the reason Evita goes to Buenos Aires in the first play. However, there is no proof that he was in the city during those times. Many historians believe Eva made up a relationship with Magaldi, even carrying around a fabricated letter of introduction from him, to bolster her career. The play also depicts Magaldi alive in 1944, even though he died in 1938.