de noche


de noche
A musical evening by Alejandro Tantanian


I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
A luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost
Acquainted with the Night


The trilogy of musical shows initiated with de lágrimas (tears songs) in 2002 and continued with de protesta (protest songs) in 2004 is completed with de noche (night songs): a musical route by Alejandro Tantanian through the privacy, the dreams and the silences of the night. The repertoire goes from the xviii century to the present time in order to give an account of the innumerable faces of the night.
This decidedly intimate show (piano & voice) will cross different genres: fados, boleros, tangos, musicals, lullabies, pop songs with one purpose: to tell the stories of the night.


Antiobertura (Diego Penelas)
Moon over Bourbon Street (Sting)
Lágrima (Amalia Rodrigues)
Podmoskovnye vetchera - Las noches de Moscú (M. Matusovskij)
¿Qué recibió la mujer del soldado? (Bertolt Brecht – Kurt Weill)
Quiéreme (Francisco González)
Elegía (Miguel Hernández - Joan Manuel Serrat)
Regálame esta noche (Roberto Cantoral)
I dreamed a dream (Boublil – Schönberg / Les Miserables)
Menguante (Diego Penelas)
Cristal (J. M. Contursi - Mariano Mores)
My love is like a red, red rose (Robert Burns)
Todos me miran (Gloria Trevi)
Eso pido yo (Marta Gómez)
Juramento (Miguel Matamoros)
Amor pirata (Paz Martínez)
Just one of those things (Cole Porter)
Maybe this time (Kander – Ebb / Cabaret)


Queen of the Night Aria (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Emanuel Schikaneder / Die Zauberflöte)
Asignatura pendiente (Ricardo Arjona)



  • de noche (night songs)

  • Idea & direction
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Arrangements & musical direction
    Diego Penelas

  • Voice
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Piano & voice
    Diego Penelas

  • Assistant director
    Ernesto Donegana

  • Graphic design
    Gonzalo Martínez

  • Press & executive production
    Carolina Alfonso

  • Running time: 80 minutes
    Premiere: January 5th, 2008; Librería Clásica y Moderna, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Further presentations:
    August / October 2008: Bar Notorious, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • February 2009: Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • International presentations:
    June 2008, Festival Theaterformen, Braunschweig, Germany
    July 2008, Sommerfest Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
    March 2009, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Germany