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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  • It was my first time to the opera. The sound and the sets are breathtaking. I had goosebumps listening to the music. Honestly, everyone should go there at least once in their life. 
    It was my first time to the opera. The sound and the sets are breathtaking. I had goosebumps listening to the music. Honestly, everyone should go there at least once in their life.  more »
  • This is on par with L'Opera in Paris or any other major concert hall. The tour was a bit expensive, but the beauty was incredible. They have tours in English or Spanish (check times on the website... 
    This is on par with L'Opera in Paris or any other major concert hall. The tour was a bit expensive, but the beauty was incredible. They have tours in English or Spanish (check times on the website...  more »
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  • The best theatre 🎭 in the world. The building is amazing and the acoustic can't be better. One place that you cannot miss. The Opera and Valet options are spectacular. This is a must see without a doubt.
  • 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)

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