Chantecler Tango


Chantecler Tango is back for a two-week engagement at Teatro Opera from June 26.

This is a synopsis of the story:  The magical nights of Chantecler, the most important and luxurious cabaret in Buenos Aires in the 1940′s, are recreated through a story what passes between the present and the past.  In the beginning, a young man who worked the cabaret is seeing it with the seller of an estate and the night watchman.   Suddenly the room magically comes back to life and returns to its time of glory. And that watchman of many years is none other than the entertainer Angel Sanchez Carreno, better known as The Cuban Prince, who evokes the unforgettable evenings of Chantecler; characters like Rithana, the star dancer who surrendered at his feet, tragedies, intrigues and passions.

The old Chantecler reappears and then several parallel stories unfold in a constant flow of time and characters, including tango’s golden years and the present life of Angel today, the sale of the premises and its new destiny; Rithana and her relations with the chief of police and the cabaret singer; the director of the orchestra, his wife and her lover. Great tangos of the 1940s – mainly Juan D’Arienzo, jazz of the era and original music composed by Gerardo Gardelin form the framework for Chantecler Tango.

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