Inaugurated on May 25, 1908 with the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, its architecture reflects the Italian Renaissance. The ... More
Inaugurated on May 25, 1908 with the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, its architecture reflects the Italian Renaissance. The elaborate plaster moldings, stained glass dome, sweeping staircase, sculpted busts with gold-leaf details, frescoes, French furnishings and gargantuan chandelier in the theater hall are some of the elements which create the unparalleled opulence. Despite much needed structural maintenance, the acoustics are difficult to surpass. Some 2500-theater goers experience some of the world's finest ballet along with the Colón's own Ballet Estable, Filarmónica symphony orchestra and opera during seasonal performances. Guided tours are available during the week by telephone, or through the website. Box office hours vary on show days. Check website or call ahead for more information.
The Colon theatre is one of the buildings we re most proud of. Not only is it vast and beautiful, but it represents our love for culture and our history. It's one of my favourite places in Bs As.
There are plenty of shows and the price range goes from $2 (pesos) to $100. You can tour the theater, including the underground containing rehearsal halls, tailor and carpentry shops, from 10am to 6pm weekdays.
It has hosted, and still hosts, the most famous artists of the national and international opera and ballet. Caruso, Gigli, Mar�a Callas, Victoria de los Angeles, Krauss, Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti were among the renowned singers. It received dancers such as Alicia Alonso, Margot Fonteyn, Paloma Herrera, Nijinski, Nureiev, Barishnikov and Julio Bocca. Orchestra directors as Stravinsky, Toscanini, Von Karajan and Zubin Metha have also presented in the theater. Among the endless number of shows offered, music has a special place. Those who love classical music can choose from a wide variety of concerts performed in different theaters, such as Col�n and the Coliseo. Both the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphonic Orchestra offer free concerts.
Went to a opera. (Lombardi of the first crusade by Verdi) Buying tickets was easy. Staff was bi-lingual. Also take the tour. they have spanish/english tours. Very informative. Inside was awsome. Heard from our Argie friends that there is some renovation going on in the inside. so might want to check first before going.
This is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world and we have had two wonderful experience there. The first was the last ballet that was performed in the theatre before the closing for restoration. The second was the fanstastic tour of the below ground facilities: rehearsal halls for ballet and orchestra, costume departments, scenery construction areas and much, much more. When the theatre opens after its restoration I would recommended highly for the excellent productions and the wonderful tour.
Very few buildings can describe a great city like the Teatro Col�n can do.
I travelled around the world and I should say I never expected to find something so wonderful, so magic, so far away.
Whenever you go to B.A. city do not forget to visit one of the greatest theatre in the world. Till that day, your journey won't be fulfill.
The 4 star Hotel Colon offers an unbeatable location in downtown Buenos Aires, only a few meters from the Col??n
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