"Colon Theatre" Teatro Colon Opera House Tip by Frisbeeace

Teatro Colon Opera House, Buenos Aires: 56 reviews and 76 photos

  Teatro Colón
by Frisbeeace

The Teatro Colon is one of the finest opera houses in the world. The most famous artists have performed there - Maria Callas, Toscanini, Stravinsky, Placido Domingo and Caruso.

The opera house opened in 1908 with a performance of Verdi's Aida which, in turn, was written by Guiseppe Verdi for the opening of the Suez Canal.

The opera season runs from April to mid-December. The French Renaissance theatre has over 3,000 seats, grand marble staircases, foyers and reception halls around the elegant and acoustically superb auditorium.

Take the two hour guided tour and see how it works with 1,000 artisans at work and the wigs, masks, jewels, shoes, cloaks and elaborate gowns and suits worn in Colon productions by legendary performers.

Address: Libertad 621 y Toscanini 1168
Phone: 4378 -7133
Website: http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2003
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