Buenos Aires: Teatro Colón

Country: Argentina
Province: Distrito Federal
City: Buenos Aires
Location: Plaza Lavalle / Avenida 9 de Julio

[1st "Teatro Colón" built 1857 at another location on Plaza de Mayo. Opened 27 Apr 1857. 2500 seats.]

Built 1889-1908 by Francesco Tamburini, Angelo Ferrari, Victor Meano, and Julio Dormal. Opened 1908 with Verdi's "Aida". Named in honour of the Italian explorer, Christofero Colombo (span. Cristóbal Colón, engl. Christopher Columbus). 2500 seats (+ 1000 standing).

Notable world premieres:

  • Héctor Panizza: Aurora (26 May 1908)
  • Pietro Mascagni: Isabeau (2 June 1911)
  • Carlos López Buchardo: Il sogno di Alma (4 Aug 1914)
  • Gino Marinuzzi: Jacquerie (11 Aug 1918)
  • Ottorino Respighi: Maria Egiziaca (staged premiere, 23 July 1933)
  • Juan José Castro: Bodas de sangre (9 Aug 1956)
  • Alberto Ginastera: Don Rodrigo (24 July 1964)
Link: colon.is.com.ar

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Buenos Aires - Teatro Colon"
Publisher: Edición Z. Fumagalli, Buenos Aires; N. 434
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Buenos Aires, Plaza Lavalle y Teatro Colon"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Querfurt (Germany), postmark illegible

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires (Rep. Argentina)"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Recuerdos de Buenos Aires - Teatro Colón"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Paris (France), 1909

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Buenos-Aires, Teatro Colón"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Orléans (France), 1911

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Front Text: "Teatro Colon - Buenos Aires"
Reverse Text: "Teatro Colon - Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires"
Publisher: Magiart
Size: Modern
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Altenwittlau (Germany), 1998

[Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon] Stamp Block (Brazil, 1999)
Text: "Opera", above left: "Enrico Caruso", below right: " El Matrero"
Designer: Daniel Roldan
Size: 12.0 x 10.1 cm


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