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Friday, December 19, 2014

Teatro Colon


On the list here The Buenos Aires Opera House has got the third place.


But on the list of TripAdvisor of Buenos Aires attractions - The Opera House has the first place.

The theater is open to visitors for seven days a week. Excursions in Spanish take place every 15 minutes, and in English - every hour.

The guide presenting the building in the lobby.

The theatre was built between 1890 - 1908, and was opened on 5 May 1908 with the opera “Aida” by G.Verdi The main stairs are made of white Carrara marble, brought from Italy, the banisters are made of Portugal marble. More information can be found here,

"The Black Swan" costume from the year of 1963.

The vitraz in the vestibule.


The mosaic floor.

Hall of the busts ...

Hall of the busts ...

Golden Hall


The theater hall offers to the audience 2,478 seats and there are approximately 500 standing places. There are 22 rows with 632 seats on the floor.

The standing places were supposed to be up on the sixth, highest gallery.

After the tour we had a chance to briefly have a seat in the gallery directly just opposite the stage.

Our guide spoke about the perfect acoustics of the hall, and about prominent artists who had been here, and I praised the theatre. As is typical on such excursions.

But this opera house will be remembered for a long time - as in the end the guide sang!! In an empty large hall, with the voice of an opera singer. It was a part of a very familiar song and that was somehow especially appropriate here.

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun

So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to

Don't cry for me Argentina The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance 

Then when the song ended there was about ten seconds of silence. We were fascinated and then the applause began. Since the agreement in advance was that pictures could be taken but no recording - this moment is only memcorized.

Original Song

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