Teatro Colon


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by DanaR on May 23, 2002

Built in the early twentieth century in an effort to make Buenos Aires more European, the Teatro Colon opera house remains one of the best preserved remnants of Argentine propsperity. The decadent beauty of the opera house is reflected in plush red seats and legions of chandeliers. The tour of the theater is both stunning and educational.

But the Teatro Colon is not simply a gorgeous building; the opera house still draws the great opera stars and classical musicians. During my six months in Buenos Aires, I saw a fantastic rendition of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, as well as the pianist Bruno Gelber perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. Contrary to what you might have heard, tickets are neither hard to come by nor expensive. You must simply find out when tickets go on sale, and then arrive early and wait in line. The cheapest tickets cost about 15 dollars, and will give you standing room on the top tier. A bit uncomfortable, but amazing, nonetheless.

Teatro Colon
Libertad 651
Capital Federal, Argentina, 1012
+54 11 43787132

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