LIVE from Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Last night I went to the Opera together with my friends and members of the Board of Directors of the Opera of Minnesota. But not to any opera house, we came to Teatro Colon, known to have one of the top acoustics in the entire world, not said by me, but by experts like Pavarotti. The Opera we truly enjoyed with an amazing production was “La Forza del Destino” by Guisepper Verdi.
Teatro Colon, is the main opera house of South America, opened on May 25, 1908, with Giuseppe Verdi’s Aïda. After this period of huge international success, the theatre’s decline became clear and plans were made for massive renovations. After an initial start of works to restore the landmark in 2005, the theatre was closed for refurbishment from October 2006 to May 2010. It re-opened on May 24, 2010, with a program for the 2010 season.
The operate house is located along the 9 de Julio Avenue, technically over Cerrito and Libertad. The auditorium is horseshoe-shaped, has 2,487 seats, standing room for 1,000 and a stage which is 20 m wide, 15 m high and 20 m deep.
We were delighted by a lovely production of La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi. The comments in the rooms were, it can get a better than this… to see this Opera in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon, and who better than Argentineans with the huge Italian heritage to stage this piece.
On the stairs of the Teatro Colon, with my friends and members of the Board of the Opera of Minnesota, Shelli and Luis. Special THANKS to Luis for the invite.
You might be into Opera or not…. but coming to see this spectacular Opera House and auditorium, it is worth the visit. Trust me you’ll hardly be disappointed. See a post of my previous visit to the Teatro Colon HERE. Bravo. !!! CM