Theaters around the world: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires

A theatre brings together performances that become history, emotions, impressive architecture, and hard work. What can be more powerful and breathtaking than listening to your favorite artists in one of the most remarkable theaters ever built? Teatro Colón from Buenos Aires has a historical significance for the Argentina capital and an influential role in the artistic world. Colón’s acoustics are so good as to place it in the top five performance venues in the world, a fact proven and explained by many experts in the field. Over the years, it has hosted performances and concerts held by great names, such as Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, French opera singer Jane Bathori, Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, Greek soprano Maria Callas, the legendary Luciano Pavarotti, Argentine Tango bandoneon maestro Astor Piazzolla. All the performances at Teatro Colón have remained etched in the place’s history and have significantly increased the popularity of the institution, step by step. Comparable to the world’s leading opera houses, such as Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera House, Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House, or the Paris Opera, it is today an undoubted mark of consecration for those who sing there. Colón has always been a theatre revered by the public and wished for by the most famous artists. It is a seasonal theatre that renews its program annually, not a repertory theatre. The present building opened on 25 May 1908, after twenty years under construction, and was inaugurated with Verdi’s Aida by the Italian company directed by Luigi Mancinelli and tenor Amedeo Bassi, soprano Lucia Crestani as Aida. The second presentation was Thomas’ Hamlet with the baritone Titta Ruffo.

Read the entire interview here, in the 9th/2022 issue of OPERA Charm Magazine.

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