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Daniel Barenboim, Barbara Frittoli & Nancy Fabiola Herrera Headline Teatro Colón’s 2018 Season
The Teatro Colón has announced its 2018 season presenting 11 operas. The season kicks off on March 13, 2018, with "Three Sisters" by Peter Eötvös. The opera based on a play by Anton Chekhov is set to star Jovita Vaskeviciute, Anna Laprovskaja and Elvira Hasanagić. On April 22, 2018, Scarlatti's "Il Trionfo dell'onore" will be showcased for four performances with Victoria Gaeta, Cecilia Pastawski, Sofía Di Benedetto, Rocío Arbizu, Josue Miranda, and Pablo Urban. On May 4,…
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Teatro Colón 2017 Review – Elijah: Soloists Shine in Mendelssohn’s Famed Oratorio
This review was for the performance on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.  Mendelssohn never left us an operatic masterpiece. He made several attempts throughout his career and even flirted with the idea of doing his own “Ring” long before Wagner actually completed one of his own, but ultimately, he will never be known as a composer for the theater. But Mendelssohn did leave us “Elijah,” the closest we will ever come…
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Erich Kleiber’s Impact on the Opera World
Erich Kleiber is widely considered one of the great conductors of the mid-20th century. Born on August 5, 1890, he was in love with Wagner’s art from his childhood, playing piano transcriptions from such works as “Lohengrin” and “Tristan.” He would go on to a legendary career, particularly in the world of opera, where he had a truly profound impact. Here is a look at his major moments in the…
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Teatro Colón Review 2017 – Otello: Colombia’s Foremost Theater Presents Riveting Willy Decker Production
While the entire opera world turned its attention toward Jonas Kaufmann’s “Otello” debut at the Royal Opera House, another production of Verdi’s famed masterpiece took to the stage in a hotly anticipated run. The Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Colombia is a small locale when compared to the world’s biggest opera houses, seating a little over 1,000 audience members. With baroque decoration within and a golden hue throughout, it is an…
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Verdi’s ‘Otello’ Arrives At Teatro Colón in Bogotá
Verdi’s “Otello” is making a big stop at the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Colombia this week. The run, which kicks off on June 21, 2017 (incidentally the same exact day Jonas Kaufmann sings his first ever “Otello” in London at the Royal Opera House), will feature tenor Zoran Todorovich in the title role. The tenor has toured the role over the last year, performing it in Antwerp and then taking…
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Marcelo Alvarez Quits ‘Andrea Chénier’ Production At Teatro Colón in Bueno Aires
Something is not right at the Teatro Colón in Argentina. Just two months after the company was struck by high drama revolving around the troubled contract with soprano Angela Gheorghiu, another top singer has walked out on the company. And this time, the blow strikes close to home. Argentine tenor Marcelo Alvarez was expected to sing his signature role “Andrea Chénier” in Buenos Aires this fall. According to reports, he…
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Teatro Colón to Live Stream ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Starring Virginia Tola & Nadia Krasteva
The Teatro Colón will be live streaming its performance of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, starting at 8 P.M. local time. The performance will feature soprano Virginia Tola in the lead role. Tola opened the production on March 14, stepping in for famed Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, who canceled the production after a public dispute with the company. After this performance, Tola has just one more in the…
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Teatro Colón Responds To Angela Gheorghiu Cancellation
The Teatro Colón has responded to Angela Gheorghiu's cancellation. Via Facebook, the Argentine opera company said, "The Teatro Colón reports that for artistic reasons, the Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu will not opening the 2017 opera season at the Teatro Colón with her interpretation of Adriana Lecouvreur." The company continued noting that "soprano Virginia Tola who will perform the leading role on March 14, 18, 21 and 26. Meanwhile, soprano Sabrina…
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Angela Gheorghiu Cancels Major Debut
Angela Gheorghiu has canceled her Teatro Colón debut in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The soprano released a statement that said "I am deeply upset and disappointed about the lack of professionalism and discourtesy I have encountered in the last days in Buenos Aires, while I was very much looking forward to perform 'Adriana Lecouvreur' at Teatro Colón. Due to pre-contractual breaches and the failure of Teatro Colón to fulfill my contractual terms,…
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Weekend Preview (12/9-11) – International: ‘Elektra,’ Die Zauberflaute’ and ‘Macbeth’ Among the Operas Being Performed Around the World
This weekend the international opera houses will have a lot to offer from very popular works in the repertoire to lesser known works. They will also showcase some of the greatest stars in the world. Vienna  The Vienna State Opera will offer two Verdi works including "Macbeth" with Simon Keenlyside and "Falstaff" with Ambrosio Maestri and Carmen Giannatasio. In between these classic works the house will also present Donizetti's "L'Elixir…