Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires

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    Colon Theatre

    by Frisbeeace Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    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.

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    Beautiful architecture

    by Varinia Written Jun 24, 2003

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    The Colon Theater is one of the major Opera House of the world. Situated at the Lavalle square, it has been witness of performances from the most famous artists of the world. In addition, its Art Institute is the place where many of the most important dancers of the world were trained.

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    Um monumento para a Ópera

    by rogdias Updated May 17, 2003

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    A visita guiada ao interior do Teatro Colón é uma boa pedida (10 pesos). Diversos horários, até na segunda-feira, quase sessões contínuas. Embora sinta-se a necessidade de reparos no prédio, é um impressionante passeio.
    Obs.: há muitas subidas de escada.

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    Colon Theatre

    by pili Updated May 10, 2003

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    Theatre Colon

    This theatre is the largest musical one in South America and one of the most beautiful and famous throught the world. According to aficionados, the theatre acoustics are almost perfect.
    The theatre seats 2.500 people distribuited in the stalls, boxes and the four rises: cazuela, tertulia, gallery and paradise. Its dome was made by the famous local painter Raúl Soldi. The theatre has a gigantic crystal chandelier with more than 700 lights - most remarkably its interior can accomodate an orchestra -
    Guided tours let visitors glimpse the back rooms as well as costumes and stage design workshop.-
    Information available in spanish and english.-
    $10 for tourists and $5 for residents.-

    Este teatro es el más grande de América del Sur y uno de los más bellos y famosos del mundo, con una acústica casí perfecta. Tanto es así que Pavarotti cuando cantó en el Colón manifestó que el único defecto del teatro era que la acústica era tan perfecta que no se podían disimular sus errores.
    Entran, sentadas, 2500 personas distribuidos en plateas, palcos y sus cuatro niveles: cazuela, tertulia, galeria y paraíso. Su cúpula está pintada por uno de los más famosos pintores argentinos, Raúl Soldi. El teatro tiene una araña de cristal gigante, con más de 700 luces, con capacidad en su interior para acomodarse una orquesta de aproximadamente 7 músicos, cuando se necesita que la música venga como "del más allá".-
    Recomiendo enfáticamente las visitas guiadas por el teatro, porque mediante ellas se pueden visitar los talleres de confección de vestuario, zapateria, carpintería y las distintas salas donde se ensayan las obras.-
    En lo posible concurrir de lunes a viernes, porque los talleres están trabajando. Sábados y domingo están cerrados.-
    Hay visitas guiadas en español y en inglés.-
    Precio de entrada: $10 para turistas y $ 5 para residentes.-

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    Plaza Lavalle (Lavalle Square)

    by pili Updated May 10, 2003

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    Plaza Lavalle

    Around this square you can find, the Palace of Justice (see the picture) and the Colon Theatre.-

    Alrededor de esta plaza se encuentran el Palacio de Justicia (ver la foto) y el Teatro Colón.

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    Tearo Colón

    by belle_n Written Sep 7, 2002

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    It is a nice teatre and a very old one the most important in this country. You can do guide visits but also you can ask about free exibitions which are the practices of some event that you can go to see it for free and at the same time you go inside the teatre.

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    Teatro Colon

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 30, 2009

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    Teatro Colon

    Largest theater house in South America. It was built in 1908. Guided tours are available during the day --- Mondays through Saturdays.

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    Stain glass windows of Colon Teatro.

    by sfphototraveller Written May 7, 2005
    Colon Windows

    This is a pic of the Stained glass windows from a tour of the Colon Teatro.
    A famous Buidling for its Opera and performers who have performed in the Colon Teatro.

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    The Colon Theater

    by mannymiami Updated Sep 6, 2002

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    Teatro Colon

    This is the Teatro Colon on Avenida 9 de Julio. Its a grand theater where you can also go on a tour for 10 pesos and tour the inside of this beautiful building.

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    The Teatro Colón is BA's...

    by travelmad478 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Teatro Colón is BA's premier theater, home to opera, ballet, and symphony companies. You can take tours of this beautiful building that include its workshops, stages, and prop rooms.

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