Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires 2014 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 2014 Season, which features among other great performances the outstanding presence of Paloma Herrera, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich and Lang Lang.

BALLET

March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
THE SWAN LAKE
Choreography: Peter Wright
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
First figures and Soloists of Teatro Colón Ballet - Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director: Hadrian Ávila Arzuza

May 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
THE CORSAIR
Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes
Music:  Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra

July 18, 19, 20, 22
GRADUATION BALL
Winter Holidays Program
Choreography: David Lichine
Music by Johann Strauss II
First figures and Soloists of Teatro Colón Ballet

July 27, 29, 30, 31, August 1
RODIN
Choreography: Boris Eifman
Music: Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director: Emmanuel Siffert

August 16
INTERNATIONAL GALA
Guest stars
First figures and Soloists of Teatro Colón Ballet will perform Our Waltzes
Choreography: Vicente Nebrada
Music: Teresa Carreño

October 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 ,11
ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Músic: Serguei Prokofiev
Guest dancer: Paloma Herrera
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
New production of Teatro Colon

December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27
THE NUTCRACKER
Choreography: Lidia Segni
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
First figures and Soloists of Tetro Colón Ballet - Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Director: Hadrian Avila Arzuza

OPERA

April 1, 4, 6, 8
CALIGULA (2006)
Music by Detlev Glanert
Libretto by Hans-Ulrich Treichel based on the homonymous play by Albert Camus
Production of English National Opera
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Main Characters performed by: Peter Coleman Wright (Calígula); Ivonne Howard (Caesonia); Martin Wölfe (Helicon, Calígula´s slave); with Héctor Guedes; Jurgita Adamonyté; Gustavo López Manzitti; Víctor Torres; Marisú Pavón

April 29, May 2, 3, 4, 6
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Opera buffa in two acts (1816)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto Cesare Sterbini, based on the homonymous comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais
New production of Teatro Colon
Musical Director: Frédéric Chaslin
Stage Director: : Mauricio Wainrot
Main Characters performed by: Changyong Liao; Francisco Gatell; Marina Comparatto / Eliana Bayón; Carlo Lepore; Marco Spotti / Lucas Debevec; Patricia González; Fernando Grassi

June 10, 13, 15, 17
REQUIEM FOR A NUN 
Music by Oscar Strasnoy
Libretto based on the homonymous work by William Faulkner
World Premier
Work commissioned by Teatro Colón
Production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Christian Baldini
Stage Director: Matthew Jocelyn 
Main Characters performed by: Jennifer Holloway; Siphiwe McKenzie; James Johnson; Damián Ramírez

July 8, 11, 12, 13, 15
IDOMENEO (1781)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco based on the French texts by Antoine Danchet
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage Director: Jorge Lavelli
New production of Teatro Colón
Main Characters performed by Richard Croft / Gustavo López Manzitti; Jurgita Adamonyté / Florencia Machado; Verónica Cangemi / Marisú Pavón; Emma Bell / Carla Filipcic Holm

August 4, 6, 10, 12
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
Prelude – Act II – (concert version)
Musical Drama in three acts (1865)
Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner
Orchestra West-Eastern Divan ( WEDO )
Musical Director: Daniel Barenboim
Main Characters performed by: Peter Seiffert; Waltraud Meier; Ekaterina Gubanova; René Pape

September 16, 19, 20, 21, 23
FALSTAFF
Lyrical comedy in three acts (1893)
Music by e Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito, basaed on The merry wives of Windsor and fragments of Henry IV, by William Shakespeare
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical Direction: Roberto Paternostro
Stage Director: Arturo Gama Terrazas
Main Characters performed by: Ambrogio Maestri; Bárbara Frittoli; Simone Piazzola; Aída Garifullina; Emanuele D´Aguanno; Elisabetta Fiorillo; Guadalupe Barrientos; Sergio Spina

October 28, 31, November 1, 2 4
ELEKTRA (1909)
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by  Hugo von Hofmannsthal
New Production of Teatro Colon
Musical Director: Roberto Paternostro
Stage Director: Pedro Pablo García Caffi
Main Characters performed by: Iris Vermillion / Adriana Mastrangelo; Linda Watson / Jeanne Michèle Charbonnet; Manuela Uhl / Carla Filipcic Holm; Hernán Iturralde; Enrique Folger

November 25, 26, 28, 29, 20, December 2
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (1904)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the play Madama Butterfly by David Belasco, inspired in the homonymous tale by John Luther Long and the novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti.
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage Director: Hugo de Ana
New production of Teatro Colón
Main Characters performed by: Patricia Racette; James Valenti; Guadalupe Barrientos; Fabián Veloz; Sergio Spina

CONCERTS:

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 18 concerts on Thursdays at 8:30 pm, starting on March 13, 2013 The invited conductors will be: Bernhard Klee, Ira Levin, Philippe Entremont, Roberto Paternostro, Maximiliano Valdés, with the participation of the outstanding soloists: Karin Lechner (piano); Leonid Kuzmin (piano); Horacio Lavandera (piano); Carla Filipcic Holm (soprano); Fernando Radó (bass); Boris Giltburg (piano); Nadja Salerno-Sonnemberg (violin); Antonio Meneses (violoncello); Peter Donohoe (piano); Mariano Rey (clarinet); Gabriel La Rocca (fagot); : Ray Chen (violin); : Gavriel Lipkind (violoncello); Pablo Diemecke (violin); Néstor Garrote (oboe); Xavier Inchausti (violin); Fernando Chiappero (horn); Jonathan Boyd (tenor); Barbara Dever (mezzo-soprano); Lucas Macías (oboe)

EXTRAORDINARY CONCERTS (ABONO ESTELAR):

May 8
BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

June 20
LANG LANG, Piano

August 3
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Soloist: Martha Argerich, Piano

August 5
MARTHA ARGERICH AND DANIEL BARENBOIM
Duo of Pianos

August 9
DANIEL BARENBOIM – LES LUTHIERS

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts on Sundays at 11 am, 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 2014 Season will come complete with the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón). And the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Festivales Musicales, Nuova Harmonia and Mozarteum Argentino.

Tickets for individual dates on sale since February 3rd, 2014.
Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays, from 10:00 to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.
Click here to download the complete 2014 program

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