Los Tarantos – the First Flamenco Musical Arrives in Madrid


Billed as the first Flamenco Musical, ‘Los Tarantos’ opens its doors this Sunday to Madrid’s public in the Teatro Albéniz.  Los Tarantos is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the book "Los Tarantos" by Alfredo Mañas and the Oscar-nominated film, which featured the dancers Carmen Amaya and Antonio Gades and was directed by Rovira Beleta. In place of the Capulets and Montagues you have the Tarantos and Zorongos, gypsy families who live in Barcelona.

More than 20 artists appear on stage, with a mixure of dancing, singing and guitar playing. The musical score is by Chicuelo, one of the most important composers and guitarrists of flamenco today and well-known flamenco artist Tomatito, the choreography is by Javier Latorre. Auditions for the parts took the production team all over Spain and the main parts have been taken by Ana Salazar (Juana) and bailaor Juan Carlos Lérida (Ismael), with Carmelilla Montoya (Soledad) and Candy Román (Rosendo).

The show runs from Sunday 11th September 2005 to October 2nd 2005.

Timetable: Tues-Fri: 8.30pm; Sat: 7pm and 10.30pm & Sun: 7pm
Venue: Teatro Albéniz
Address: c/Paz, 11
Metro: Sol
Price: 24-38 Euros (Tuesday: 16-30 Euros)

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