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)
Links: www.teatrocolon.org.ar, Wikipedia

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons, London; RMSP and PSNC Postcard Series No. 8
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Reverse Text: "Teatro Colón"
Publisher: Editore Salvatore Liguori
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Reichertshofen/Oberbayern (Germany) [postmark partly illegible]

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires"
Publisher: Edición Carmelo Ibarra, Buenos Aires; 38
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Buenos Aires to Wien (Austria), 1912

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: "Buenos Aires - Teatro Colón de Noche"
Publisher: Edicion G. Bourquin y Cia., Buenos-Aires; No. 15
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Picture: rear view
Front Text: "Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires"
Publisher: ?; 2004
Type: Real Photo (with blank back)
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Buenos Aires - Frente del Teatro Colón"
Publisher: Edicion G. Bourquin y Cia., Buenos-Aires; 530
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Argentina to Hamburg-Harburg (Germany), 1928

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Buenos Aires: Teatro Colón"
Publisher: Cromocart
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Hagen bei Neustadt am Rübenberge (Germany), 1957

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Stamp (Argentina, 1979)
Text: "Teatro Colón de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires"

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Stamps (Argentina, 1983)
Text: "1908 Teatro Colón 1983"

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 (Argentina, 1999)
Text: "Opera", above left: "Enrico Caruso", below right: " El Matrero"
Designer: Daniel Roldan
Size: 12.0 x 10.1 cm

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires"
Reverse Text: "Teatro Colón - Ciudad de Buenos Aires; Colón Theatre - Buenos Aires City"
Publisher: Ediciones Patrian; AN 97
Size: 14.8 x 11.3 cm
Not sent.

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Front Text: "Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires"
Reverse Text: ""Vista del Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires - Argentina"
Publisher: Secretaria de Turismo, Argentina
Size: 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Not sent.

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