Teatro Colón Summer Festival 2016

Photo Credit: Hannah Walker

Photo Credit: Hannah Walker


Are you looking forward to the Teatro Colón Summer Festival 2016 as much as we are?

Starting from February 14th, the famous and historic establishment of Teatro Colon, will hold a series of music and theatrical performances, as part of their free and open air summer festival. The festival is running until the end of the month and is directed at the crossroads of various languages and aesthetics.

The first performance will take place on Sunday the 14th  in Plaza Vaticano at 8 pm. It is an opera performance by German composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertolt BrechtMahagonny-Songspiel, directed by Argentine Marcelo Lomberado who has been working with the Teatro Colon since 1992. Two more performances are further held the 16th and 17th.

The opera will be followed by a chamber music performance accompanied by dancers and storytellers from Thursday 18th. The show starts at 6 pm, also in Plaza Vaticano, and has reruns on Friday 19th and Sunday 21st. The performance is called La Historia Del Soldado and is based on a Russian folk tale by one the most influential composers of the XX century, Ígor Stravinski.

Photo Credit: Bruce

Photo Credit: Bruce

On Friday 19th the American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will be performing his melodramatic opera Prima Donna in the main hall of Teatro Colon.  During his performance, a tribute film to soprano, Maria Callas, directed by Francesco Vezzoli and photographer Cindy Sherman, will be projected.

The show takes place in Teatro Colon at 9.30 pm and tickets range from everything between AR$50 to AR$900. Tickets are available here: https://www.tuentrada.com/colon/Online/

For the main evening of the summer festival, at the 20th of February, Teatro Colon’s orchestra will be performing traditional waltzes in Plaza Vaticano at 8 pm.

  • Invitation To The Dance— Carl Maria Von Weber
  • The Blue Danube — by Johann Strauss
  • Waltz Mephisto No.1 — by Franz Liszt
  • La Valse — by Maurice Ravel
  • Der Rosenkavalier — Richard Strauss
  • Jazz Suite — Dimitri Shostakovich

Last but not least, on the 23d and 24th of February, Matinée Fantomas will stage a performance based on the French 1933 radio drama “La Grande Complainte de Fantômes” by Robert Desnos, accompanied with the music of Kurt Weill. These will be held in Plaza Vaticano at 7.30PM.


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