Transmissions

The Teatro Colón makes these contents available within the framework of the #CulturaEnCasa program of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and by virtue of the Preventive and Obligatory Social Isolation established by the national government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The objective is that, as long as the suspension of artistic activities with audiences in the theater is maintained, culture continues to be the bridge that enriches and unites us.

The Seasons

Joseph Haydn wrote this secular oratory in two years, premiering it in 1801. Three farmers (a bass, a soprano and a tenor) comment on the events that mark the cycle of the seasons with the choir, in this ode to nature that is articulated through arias, recitatives, choral and instrumental passages.

The Italian girl in Algiers

The European fascination with oriental exoticism in the late 18th century brought about numerous operas on this theme, such as Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio and one of the three great comedies by one of the most prodigious Italian composers of his time, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian girl in Algiers from 1813.

Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak

Debut in Argentina of the Slovenian pianist who has a career of more than six decades shining on stages around the world. Trained in the United States in the 1950s, she met the mythical Arthur Rubinstein there, who was her main teacher.

The Italian girl in Algiers

The European fascination with oriental exoticism in the late 18th century brought about numerous operas on this theme, such as Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio and one of the three great comedies by one of the most prodigious Italian composers of his time, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian girl in Algiers from 1813.

OFBA 15th Concert

The program of this 15th concert of the 2019 season subscription of the Philharmonic consists of a funny and troubadour work by Maurice Ravel, a flute concert by C. P. E. Bach and a symphony by Alexander Borodin of dramatic and operatic character.

María Castillo De Lima

Soprano María Castillo De Lima, member of the Teatro Colón Permanent Choir, will give this lyrical concert together with pianist César Tello as part of the BA Pride Week, marking the return to our stage after the months of confinement.

Andrea Chénier

Umberto Giordano's masterpiece is based on a libretto by Luigi Illica, who was passionate about the story of Chénier, the 32-year-old French poet who died during the French Revolution.

Stabat Mater

Gioachino Rossini's Stabat Mater is a synthesis and blend of styles, techniques and procedures, a sign of his creative maturity. One of the great contributions of the composer to the universal sacred repertoire and expression of his own spirituality.

Coppelia

Based on a tale by E.T.A Hoffmann, this ballet with music by Léo Delibes tells the story of Swanilda, her boyfriend Franz and Dr. Coppelius, a toy maker who invents human-sized dolls. Franz falls in love with one of them, Coppelia, and only after several misunderstandings and surprises will he rejoins his fiancée in a happy ending.

Rusalka

The Teatro Colón joins the celebration of World Opera Day with this broadcast of Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák. During the pandemic, opera has been keeping together the artists and cultural organizations that are dedicated to it, as well as all those who enjoy it.

OFBA 16th Concert

This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. This OFBA concert of 2018 is an unmissable opportunity to get closer to the genius from Bonn through a famous overture of incidental music, a remarkable concert piece and one of his most popular symphonies.

Ariadne auf Naxos

An opera inside a comedy. In the house of the richest man in Vienna, Ariadne auf Naxos' performance is being prepared. In a back and forth between reality and fiction, the characters unfold, as if in a game of mirrors, into two faces of the same psychological identity.

Javier Camarena

Relive Javier Camarena's debut in Argentina. In this 2017 concert, the great Mexican tenor dazzles with his mastery of lyrical pieces that are rarely performed because of their vocal demands.

OFBA 11th Concert

The Teatro Colón joins the celebration of the Patriotic Festivities of the Republic of Chile with this broadcast that has the great Trasandino master Maximiano Valdés as guest conductor.

OFBA 5th Concert

In its fifth concert of the 2018 season, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra presents a program dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which includes the overture to the opera Don Giovanni, symphony No. 39 of his last triptych and the concert for piano and orchestra No. 21.

Don Pasquale

It is considered the opera that culminates the Neapolitan buffa tradition in the evolution towards sentimental lyrical comedy. In this set by Favio Sparvoli, Don Pasquale is a naive bachelor who is deceived by his relatives in his attempt to marry and finally find love.

No tenors allowed

A bass and a baritone make a recital to their measure and without any tenors. In this singular proposal, the duo dazzles with sense of humour and the most remarkable pieces of the operatic repertoire, together with great hits from Broadway musicals and popular songs of all times.

The Nutcracker

Created during the golden age of classical ballet in Russia, this is the world's best known ballet. In Clara's dream, the wooden Nutcracker becomes a prince charming to take her through different worlds on her way to become an adult.

OFBA 11th Concert

A program that shows landscapes of the East and West under the baton of Eiji Oue, a native of Hiroshima and disciple of Leonard Bernstein. It includes a piece that invites to a journey through the musical essence of Japan and one of Prokofiev's most successful works.

The tales of Hoffmann

This new production of the Teatro Colón, based on Les contes fantastiques d'Hoffmann, a play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré inspired by some of the tales by the German E.T.A. Hoffmann, celebrates 200 years of the birth of Jacques Offenbach.

Verdi: Réquiem

In his Messa da Requiem, for orchestra, choir and soloists, Verdi created an ensemble with a musical power hard to beat. With the deep and authentic expression that characterized him, he offers in this work an unquestionable certainty to humanity.

The Pirate (Le Corsair)

The legendary pirate Conrad imagined by Lord Byron taken to ballet in a comedy tone returns to the stage of the Teatro Colón to invite us to recreate his adventures and misfortunes. Exoticism, romance and virtuosity in Anne-Marie Holmes' version, with choreography revival by Julio Bocca and Lorena Fernández.

OFBA 3rd Concert

The Philharmonic performs works by two notable composers of Romanticism in another concert of its traditional Thursday subscription. The guest soloist is the Uruguayan pianist Homero Francesch, based in Europe for decades.

La Traviata

Premiered in 1853, it became one of the most popular operas in the world and was the title with which the old building of the Teatro Colón inaugurated on April 25, 1857. With libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas Jr., the direction and set design of this Rome Opera House production belongs to Franco Zeffirelli.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 and its inaugural concert in Tel Aviv was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. That same year, Zubin Mehta was born in Bombay, India. With half a century at the head of this legendary formation, the most popular conductor on the planet and one of the most renowned international artists bids farewell to the Teatro Colón with these concerts.

OFBA 5th Concert

In his first concert, Liszt brought his virtuosity from the piano to the orchestra without one imposing on the other. The symphonic unfolding of Dante's Divine Comedy offers a musical, narrative and spiritual journey that concludes with the choral in Magnificat.

Norma

The unquestionable apex of Italian bel canto, Norma crowns the brief but intense career of the Sicilian composer Vincenzo Bellini. This lyrical tragedy of 1831 is one of the greatest challenges for any soprano in terms of voice and dramatic commitment.

OFBA 4th Concert

The Symphony No. 3 in D minor presented at this concert expresses the cosmogony of its author, Gustav Mahler, who defined it this way during the composition process: “My symphony will be something that the world has not yet heard! All of nature finds in her a voice to tell something profoundly mysterious, something that perhaps we only prescribe in dreams! ”.

The Merry Widow

Set in the glamorous Paris of the Belle Époque, Teatro Colón Permanent Ballet presents this guest production by the Johannesburg's Joburg Ballet, with choreography by the English Ronald Hynd based on Franz Lehár's operetta.

Aida

Celebrating the 112th anniversary of the inauguration of the building, and 10 years since the reopening, the Teatro Colón is broadcasting Aida, the opera with which its curtain was first drawn on May 25th, 1908. As part of the Colón Federal cycle, the Teatro Vera in Corrientes, Argentina will join this transmission as it also inaugurated with this title in 1913.

Rigoletto

Teatro Colón’s new production of the tragic story that revolves around the jester Rigoletto, his innocent daughter Gilda and the court of the licentious Duke of Mantua. Based on the play by Victor Hugo, it was censored at the time and has moved the world from its premiere to the present day.

Aida Garifullina

Russian singer Aída Garifullina is a soprano soloist at the Vienna State Opera and one of the most charming young figures on the lyric scene. In her debut at the Teatro Colón, she dives into the sound and aesthetic world of the great composers of Romanticism.

Sleeping Beauty

The fight between good and evil returns with this classic of all times, with Nadia Muzyca as Princess Aurora, Juan Pablo Ledo as Prince Desirée, Ayelén Sánchez as The Lilac Fairy and Natalia Pelayo as the maleficent Carabosse, in the main roles.

OFBA 9th Concert

On its concert subscription the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra presents a tribute to Sergei Rachmaninov, one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century and a composer who always remained loyal to a language of strong romantic stamp, continuing the tradition of creators such as Chopin and Scriabin. With conduction by Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the pianist Evgueni Mikhailov as guest soloist.

La Bohème

The most represented opera during the 20th century returns in a new blockbuster at the Teatro Colón. With a cast of national and international figures, the four bohemians who live on the brink of misery return to suffer and enjoy for love in this immortal classic by Giacomo Puccini.

"Haciendo La Bohème"

En este documental queremos mostrarles todo el trabajo que hay detrás de escena para poder montar sobre el escenario un mundo fantástico.

Juan Diego Flórez

One of today’s most recognized lyrical singers, the tenor Juan Diego Flórez performs a selection of the arias that have consecrated him. Some of the most celebrated works by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Massenet, Puccini and Gounod will be the delight of opera lovers on this occasion.

El lago de los cisnes

A ballet classic by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, created from Russian and German folk tales, tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by the curse of an evil sorcerer. The Teatro Colón resident Ballet directed by Paloma Herrera performs the two-act version by the Argentine choreographer Mario Galizzi, based on the originals by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. At the head of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, maestro Darío Domínguez Xodo as guest conductor.

OFBA 13th Concert

OFBA concert performing Rhapsody on a theme by Sergei Rachmaninov's Paganini and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 in D minor. Musical direction by the maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Russian pianist Lilya Zilberstein as guest soloist.

Turandot

Located in Beijing, tells the story of the beautiful Turandot, daughter of the emperor and confronted Calaf, the only suitor who avoided death by deciphering the three enigmas imposed as a condition to marry the cruel princess. It is the most avant-garde work of Puccini, with echoes of atonality.

International Transmissions

Fausto

Production available thanks to the cooperation between the Teatro Colón, the Ópera Latinoamérica network and the Gran Teatro Nacional in Peru.

Alzira

Production available thanks to the cooperation between the Teatro Colón, the Ópera Latinoamérica network and the Gran Teatro Nacional in Peru.

Enjoy the colón experience at home

This material, available during quarantine, is shared with the ÓLA network (Latin American Opera) and the network of theaters across the country that make up Colón Federal. The international titles, hosted on the Opera Vision platform, are the result of the cooperation program between the Colón Theater and Opera houses around the world.