The show explores the beginnings of the tango in Europe, which was danced for the first time in the reception room of Jan Reszke, aka Jean de Reszke, in Paris. It was the famous opera singer’s wife who opened the first tango school in the French capital. She trained artists of London’s Gaiety Theatre and Warsaw’s Nowości, who later appeared in the popular operetta The Marriage Market. In the ensuing years, many Warsaw opera and operetta singers recorded tangos. The show presents their stories.
OPERA AND THE TANGO. FROM JAN RESZKE TO NINA GRUDZIŃSKA
From 20 Feb. 2021
from 20 February 2021
Ticket holders can enter the exhibition an hour before the curtain-up and during intermissions. Admission free.
The general public can enter the exhibition Tuesday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m. (1 July–31 August: Wednesday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m.). Admission 1 zloty.
Theatre Museum in Warsaw
Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, downstairs foyer