de lágrimas


de lágrimas traffics a repertoire under a common denominator. The sweep is thematic and invites to meet airs and songs that go from the Baroque times to our days.
The connector, union or join is, paradoxically, a fluid: tears. Across the tears we will travel the diverse ways of thinking the sorrow, of facing with happiness.
de lágrimas is a musical performance crossed by the theatre: the work turns on the dramatic machines that the songs hide.
de lágrimas draws an arch on the way of appropriation of the emotions through the centuries: how men have looked the sorrow and the joy, how men express the joy and the sorrow.
What follows is a declaration of principles: it is time for simple emotions. That’s because I consider necessary that the communication among those who are on stage and the public has to be simple and direct.
de lágrimas has got this advantage: to go straight to the spectator’s heart without low strokes or distilled procedures.
de lágrimas tries to bring near, with the music, the place where the art appears: the exact middle point in the way, which join the interpreter with the spectator.
Creation occurs on an empty space.
de lágrimas tries to build one.
Alejandro Tantanian


Part I
Obertura (Pablo Bronzini)
Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)
Lágrimas negras (Blas Matamoros)
Whisky (Héctor Marco)
Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton)
Tu pañuelo (A. Solís)
Nannas Lied (Bertolt Brecht – Kurt Weill)
Cry me a river (Arthur Hamilton)
Oblivion soave (Claudio Monteverdi – Gian Francesco Busenello / L’Incoronazione di Poppea)
Bastidores (Chico Buarque)
La última curda (Aníbal Troilo – Cátulo Castillo)


Part II
Lágrimas en el vino (Pablo Bronzini)
Cuando salgo al escenario (Lolita de la Colina)
Snip – Snip (The Tiger Lillies / Shockheaded Peter)
Desencuentro (Aníbal Troilo – Cátulo Castillo)
Si el viento fuera lluvia (Mario Benedetti - Alberto Favero)
For no one (Paul Mc Cartney)
Que salgan los clowns (Stephen Sondheim)
Una furtiva lagrima (Gaetano Donizetti)
Acquaforte (Horacio Pettorosi – Juan Carlos Marambio Catán)
In darkness let me dwell (John Dowland)
Somos (Mario Clavell)



  • de lágrimas (tears songs)
    An idea by Alejandro Tantanian & Edgardo Rudnitzky

  • Musical direction
    Pablo Bronzini - Miguel Rausch

  • Musical arrangements
    Edgardo Rudnitzky, Pablo Bronzini & Miguel Rausch

  • Voice
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Clarinet and chorus
    Iván Barenboim

  • Piano, accordion, guitar and chorus
    Pablo Bronzini

  • Informal percussion and chorus
    Miguel Rausch

  • Contrabass
    Sebastián  Arhex

  • Art and graphic design
    Jorge Macchi

  • Costumes
    Oria Puppo

  • Lights
    Marco Pastorino

  • Direction
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Running time: 120 minutes with one pause.
    Premiere: September 2002, Club del Vino, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Further presentations:
    Seasons 2003 and 2004, Club del Vino
    April and May 2005: Faena Hotel & Universe Buenos Aires

  • International presentations:
    April 2004: Zwischen den Kriegen Festival organised by Schauspiel Staatstheater Stuttgart and Siemens Arts Program, Stuttgart, Germany

    October 2004: UK Tour: Fronteras Festival, London / Oxford Playhouse, Oxford / Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast, Ireland / Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland

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Photos: Ernesto Donegana

  • Show nominee for the Teatro del Mundo awards in the category Best Musical Show 2002 / 2003.