The Opera Season has just started in the Southern Hemisphere and we are thrilled to share this year’s programming at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Opera Theater. As usual, this season will feature several classical pieces (The Barber of Seville, Falstaff, Madama Butterfly, Tristan and Isolde, among others) as well as a couple of modern productions (Caligula, Requiem).
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Buenos Aires Opera: Teatro Colón 2014 Program
Caligula by Detlev Glanert
From April 1st to April 8
The Colón Theater has a tradition of taking bets at modern, less-known pieces. This year, the season opened with Caligula, a premiere in Latinamerica. The piece was inaugurated only 8 years ago in Frankfurt. Detlev Glanert is a disciple of Hans Werner Henze. He based this opera on Albert Camus’ Caligula. The piece combines an impressive instrumental and vocal composition with a fascinating plot of human insanity. A great discovery.
The Barber of Seville by Rossini
From April 29 to May 6
Over the last two years, the Colón Theater presented the two other pieces of the Beaumarchais trilogy: I due Figaro in 2012 and The Marriage of Figaro in 2013. This year, the Colón Theater completes the Figaro saga with Rossini’s Barber of Seville, under the direction of choreographer Mauricio Wainrot.
From June 1 to June 17
Based on William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun, the piece is an absolute premiere. It was commissioned and produced by Colón Theater to Argentine composer Oscar Strasnoy. A promising presentation.
Idomeneo by Mozart
From July 8 to July 15
Idomeneo was the piece that launched Mozart as an Opera composer. He was 25 years old. The plot is set up in mythological Crete, just after the Trojan War.
Tristan and Isolde by Wagner
From August 4 to August 12
Tristan and Isolde might the most expected performance this year at Colón Theater, featuring the baton of world-known Argentine Director Daniel Barenboim. In this presentation, in concert version, Colón Theater presents the second act of Wagner’s Opera, when lovers meet at night and declare their impossible love.
Falstaff by Verdi
From September 16 to September 23
Because a good Opera Season cannot miss at least one Verdi piece. A classic Verdi comedy, in a new production by the Colón Theater.
Elektra by Richard Strauss
From October 28 to November 4
Elektra one-act opera is known as one of the most musically complex work from Richard Strauss. Centered on Agamemnon’s daughter, it is a modern retelling of the Greek myth.
Madama Butterfly by Puccini
From November 25 to December 2
The 2014 Opera Season will close on one of the most performed operas in the world. Puccini’s endearing character Cio-Cio San will be impersonated by American Soprano Patricia Racette.
We hope you’ll enjoy this Buenos Aires Opera Season as much as we do! Do not forget to consult our post about how to get tickets for the Colón Opera.
Please, feel free to ask your questions in the comments.