Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

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The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic. According to a survey carried out by the acoustics expert Leo Beranek among leading international opera and orchestra directors, the Teatro Colón has the room with the best acoustics for opera and the second best for concerts in the world.
The present Colón replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. Towards the end of the century it became clear that a new theatre was needed and, after a 20-year process, the present theatre opened on 25 May 1908, with Giuseppe Verdi's Aïda.

The Teatro Colón was visited by the foremost singers and opera companies of the time, who would sometimes go on to other cities including Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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 24 May 2010, with a programme for the 2010 season.
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  • Gorgeous theater. The best way to appreciate the theater is definitely to see a show here. This way you can enjoy the gorgeous theater. 
    Gorgeous theater. The best way to appreciate the theater is definitely to see a show here. This way you can enjoy the gorgeous theater.  more »
  • The theater itself is 5 stars, but this rating is directed towards the guided tour. I understand that they just started doing daily guided tours again since Covid, but the value for money is super... 
    The theater itself is 5 stars, but this rating is directed towards the guided tour. I understand that they just started doing daily guided tours again since Covid, but the value for money is super...  more »
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  • What a place. The best theater in Buenos Aires, by far. We went to see a concert. The sound is magnificent. Don't leave Buenos Aires before stopping by (but go see a concert, opera or whatever... Because the sound is unique)
  • Really just the most beautiful. I am biased since I practically live in the theatre but still, every time I walk onto the stage, its immense beauty never fails to overwhelm me. This place is truly magical.

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