Teatro Colón

Teatro Colón

Teatro Colón - Colon Theater from a drone PANTOM 2 DJI  Cerrito, Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Renowned for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, its 100th anniversary in 2008. The current building is set between Cerrito, Viamonte, Tucumán and Freedom, in the heart of Buenos Aires, and was inaugurated on 25 May 1908 with the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. This building replaces the old Teatro Colon, erected on the block now occupied by the National Bank, facing the Plaza de Mayo, which operated between 1857 and 1888. The construction of the new building took about 20 years, with its foundation stone laid on 25 May 1890, with the intent to inaugurate it before October 12, 1892 to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the discovery of America. The initial project was the architect Francesco Tamburini who, at his death in 1891, was continued and modified by his partner, architect Victor Meano, author of the palace of the Argentine Congress. Work progressed until 1894, but then stagnated for financial reasons. In 1904, Meano was murdered in his home and the Belgian government commissioned Jules Dormal ends the work. Dormal introduced some structural changes and definitely left its mark on the French style of decoration. In late 1907 the first lease was signed the Teatro Colón, although the completion of the building works were behind in relation to the date set for the opening of the hall, on May 25, 1908 However, in that date came to perform the first function in the main hall of the Teatro Colón in charge of the Great Company with the Italian lyric opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, with some units of the unfinished building as the Golden Hall and iron canopies over the streets freedom and Cerrito

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