Teatro Colón: Building History (Part 1)

The Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires is one of the biggest and best opera houses in the world, mainly for its exceptional sound quality, but also for its outstanding architectural value, and its functionality for the representation and execution of artistic works and musical theater, the hierarchy, hospitality and comfort of its  room and the beauty of its design, especially in the interiors including the “Sala” (main Room), the Halls and Foyer.

The building is located in the downtown area within the trace founding of the city, dating from 1580. It is located in front of Plaza Lavalle, a block from the Palace of Justice (seat of the Supreme Court of the Nation). The grand entrance is from Calle Libertad 611 (34 º 36’04”S – 58 ° 23’01”O). The historic building occupies a secluded spot, ensuring excellent prospects for urban and accessibility.

The Teatro Colon belongs to the City and its creation is due to an initiative by Mayor Torcuato de Alvear. The idea arose in 1886 and in 1889 was made a public tender for its construction, which won the proposal of the musician and entrepreneur living in Argentina Italian opera, Angelo Ferrari (1835-1897), who accompanied his offer with a project of the Italian engineer and architect Francesco Tamburini (1846-1890). Ferrari had a long and proven business experience in Buenos Aires and Italy, and Tamburini, Garibaldi resident in Buenos Aires, who had graduated in Bologna and was Professor of Urbino, Pisa and Rome, had a strong artistic and technical training. The project was remarkably appropriate and gorgeous.

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