Teatro Colón 2013 Season

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The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2013 Season:

OPERA

April 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23
CARMEN
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
Production of ción del Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile
Musical Director: Marc Piollet
Main Characters: Oksana Volkova (Carmen), Thiago Arancam / Enrique Folger (Don José), Rodrigo Esteves (Escamillo), Inva Mula / Virginia Wagner (Micaela)

May 14, 17, 19, 21
ALEKO / FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage Director: Silviu Purcarete
Aleko
Music by Serguei Rachmaninov
Libretto by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, based on The Gypsies, by Alexander Pushkin
Main Characters: Sergei Leiferkus (Aleko), Irina Oknina (Zemfira), Leonid Zakhozhaev (Young gypsy), Maxim Kuzmin, Guadalupe Barrientos
Francesca da Rimini
Music by Serguei Rachmaninov
Libretto by Modest Ilich Chaikovski
Main Characters: Irina Oknina (Francesca), Leonid Zakhozhaev (Dante), Sergei Leiferkus (Lanciotto Malatesta), Maxim Kuzmin (Phantom of Virgilio), Hugh Smith (Paolo)
Premiere at Teatro Colón - Teatro Colón Production

June 11, 14, 16, 18
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHANTTEN (The Woman without a Shadow)
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage Director: Andreas Homoki
Production of De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam
Main Characters: Stephen Gould (Emperor), Manuela Uhl (Empress), Iris Vermillion (Nursemaid), Jukka Rasilainen (Barak), Elena Pankratova (Barak´s Wife), Jochen Kupfer

July 18, 21, 24, 27, 30
OTELLO
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Otello, by William Shakespeare
Musical Director: Massimo Zanetti
Stage Director: José Cura
New production of Teatro Colón
Main Characters: José Cura (Otello), Barbara Frittoli (Desdemona), Carlos Álvarez / Fabián Veloz (Yago), Enrique Folger (Cassio)

August 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on Le mariage de Figaro, by Pierre Beaumarchais
Musical Director: Roberto Paternostro
Stage Director: Davide Livermore
New production of Teatro Colón
Main Characters: Chris Maltman / Fabián Veloz (Count Almaviva), Maija Kovalevska / Natalia Lemercier (Countess), Julia Novikova / Marisu Pavón (Susanna), Erwin Schrott / Fernando Radó (Fígaro); Serena Malfi
(Cherubino)

September 24, 27, 29, October 1
REQUIEM DE GUERRA (War Requiem)
Music by Benjamin Britten
Musical Direction: Guillermo Scarabino
Soloists: Carla Filipcic Holm / Enrique Folger / Víctor Torres
Orchestra of Teatro Colón - Teatro Colón Choir - Teatro Colón Children´s Choir

October 22, 25, 27, 29
BEBE DOM or LA CIUDAD PLANETA
Music by Mario Perusso (Resident Composer of Teatro Colón)
Libretto by Horacio Ferrer
World Premierel
Musical Director: Mario Perusso
Production ofl Teatro Colón
Main Characters: Gustavo López Manzitti (Bebe Dom), Víctor Torres (Fargas), Florencia Machado (Geo); Victoria Gaeta (Lili)

December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Alberto Somma, inspired on Gustav III, by Eugène Scribe
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage Director: Alex Ollé
Coproduction of Sydney Opera House, Australia; Royal Theater of La Monnaie, Brussels, Oslo Opera, and Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires
Main Characters: Virginia Tola (Amelia) / Giuseppe Gipali / Marcelo Puente (Gustav III / Riccardo), Luca Salsi / Fabián Veloz (Johan Ankerstrom / Renato), Susanna Andersson (Oscar / Page), Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)

BALLET

March 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
NEOCLASSICAL TRILOGY III
Vivaldi in concert
Choreography: Lidia Segni
Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Fuga técnica
Choreography: Eric Frederic
Music: Alexander Balanescu
Symphony in Doh
Choreography: Georges Balanchine
Music: Georges Bizet
First figures and Soloists of Teatro Colón Ballet - Teatro Colón Orchestra
Director: Carlos Bertazza

June 30, July 2, 3, 4, 5
CARMEN
Choreography: Mauricio Wainrot
Music by Georges Bizet, Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Turina
First figures and Soloists of Teatro Colón Ballet - Buenos Aires Phillharmonic Orchestra
Director: Luis Gorelik

July 20, 23, 26, 28
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Winter Holidays Program
Choreography: Alejandro Cervera
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henry Purcell, Erik Satie, and Jean-Philippe Rameau
First figures and Soloists of Tetro Colón Ballet

September 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
DON QUIXOTE
Choreography: Lidia Segni on Marius Petipa
Music: Leon Minkus
First figures and Soloists of Tetro Colón Ballet - Teatro Colón Orchestra
Director: Javier Logioia Orbe

September 11
INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA

November 10, 12, 13, 14, 15
CINDERELLA
Choreography: Renato Zanella
Music: Johann Strauss II
First figures and Soloists of Tetro Colón Ballet - Buenos Aires Phillharmonic Orchestra
Director: Hadrian Avila Arzuza

December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
THE SWAN LAKE
Choreography: Peter Wright
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
EPrimeras figuras y solistas del Ballet Estable
First figures and Soloists of Tetro Colón Ballet - Buenos Aires Phillharmonic Orchestra
Director: Javier Logioia Orbe

CONCERTS:

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 19 concerts on Thursdays at 8:30 pm, starting on March 7, 2013 The invited directors will be: Mijail Jurovsky, Guillermo Scarabino, Adam Medveczky, Daniel Raiskin, Mario Peruso, Carlos Bertazza, Pavel Kogan, with the participation of the outstanding soloists: Carla Filipic Holm, Barry Douglas, Javier Dragún, Pascal Rogé, Jean Louis Steuerman, Pablo Saraví, Sergio Tiempo, Claudio Barile, Virginia Correa Dupuy, Vadim Guzman, Marcela Magin, Carlos Nozzi, Néstor Garrote, Ivan Rutkauskas, Angel Frette, Marcos Madrigal, Cesar Bustamante

EXTRAORDINARY CONCERTS:

April 3, 8:30
Orquesta Sinfónica “Simón Bolívar”, from Venezuela
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

August 25, 27
Israel Phillharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts on Sundays at 11am, by renowned Argentinian chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colón.
Free tickets must be picked up from the previous Friday and up to 2 hours before every performance. Only 2 tickets per person will be handed, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2013 Season will come complete with a series of extraordinary concerts, the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón).

Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.

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