- Type: Theater
NileGuide Expert Says:
The theater underwent renovations, with the grand re-opening occurring on the 100th anniversary of the building. Schedules are available online at the theaters’ websites.
- Inaugurated on May 25, 1908 with the opera 'Aida' by Giuseppe Verdi, its architecture reflects the Italian Renaissance. The elaborate plaster mouldings, stained glass dome, sweeping staircase, sculpted busts with gold-leaf details, frescoes, French furnishings and gargantuan chandelier in the theatre hall are some of the elements which create the unparalleled opulence. Despite much needed structural maintenance, the acoustics are difficult to surpass. Some 2,500-theatre goers experience some of the world's finest ballet along with the Colón's own Ballet Estable, Filarmónica symphony orchestra and opera during seasonal performances. Guided tours are available during the week by telephone, or through the website.
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