Teatro Colon 2019 Season


The prestigious TEATRO COLON OF BUENOS AIRES, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its 2019 SEASON PROGRAM.

For the first time the Season will start with a summer program for children called Disney in Concert, on February 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2019. With musical direction by Enrique Arturo Diemecke in front of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, the families will enjoy the music from great Disney movies like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Lion King, among others, with the special participation of Disney’s characters live, accompanied by projections, dancers, singers, and other special surprises.
Tickets for these performances are already on sale through this link.

OPERA

The Opera Season will present 8 titles, featuring: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, A Streetcar named Desire by André Previn, Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, Ariadna in Naxos by Richard Strauss, L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, Orfeo & Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck, and the Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach.

RIGOLETTO
MARCH 12,13,15,16,17,19,20,22

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
MAY 7,10,12,14

TURANDOT
JUNE 25,26,28,29,30. JULY 2,3,5,6,7

ARIADNA IN NAXOS
JULY 26,31. AUGUST 2,4

L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
AUGUST 30. SEPTEMBER 1,3,4

DON PASQUALE
SEPTEMBER 24,25,27,28,29. OCTOBER 1,2

ORFEO & EURÍDICE
NOVEMBER 8,9,10,12

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
NOVEMBER 29,30. DECEMBER 1,4,6,7

BALLET

The Permanent Ballet under the direction of Paloma Herrera, will present 6 titles including classics like Don Quixote - with Bolshoi’s first dancer Evgenia Obraztsova together with Isaac Hernández from the English National Ballet-, and The Corsair; a mix program with music by Tchaikovsky, Bach and Bernstein and choreography by Balanchine, Welch and Robbins; La Sylphide with the guest first dancers from the American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo; Cinderella; and a new production by Teatro Colón with choreography by Mario Galizzi: The Swan Lake.

DON QUIXOTE
APRIL 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14

THE CORSAIR
MAY 30,31. JUNE 1,2

CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY NIGHT
JUNE 5,6,7,8,9

LA SYLPHIDE
AGOUST 20,21,22,23,24,25,27

CINDERELLA
OCTOBER 19,20,22,23,24,25,26

THE SWAN LAKE
DECEMBER 17,18,19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29

CONCERTS

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (OFBA), conducted by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 18 concerts throughout the year, with the participation of outstanding soloists and guest conductors, such as: Alexander Romanovsky (piano), Sharon Ishbin (guitar), Filippo Gamba (piano), Alexander Anissimov (director), Horacio Lavandera (piano), Emmanuele Baldini (director and violin), Pacho Flores (trumpet), Tara Erraught (mezzo soprano), John Axelrod (director), Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianists), Andreas Martin Hofmeir, among others.

INTERNATIONAL GUEST PERFORMERS

The series of Great International Performers will consist of 7 concerts and recitals, with the London Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Sir Simon Rattle; the mezzo soprano Elena Garanča; The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Metha will offer three performances, with pianist Martha Argerich as guest soloist on July 27th*; the soprano Aida Garifullina together with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic orchestra; Thomas Hampson with Luca Pisaroni; violin player Anne-Sophie Mutter; and the English Baroque Soloists together with former conductor John Elliot Gardiner.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MAY 18,19

ELINA GARANČA
JUNE 19

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
JULY 27*,28,30

AÍDA GARIFULLINA
AUGUST 16

NO TENORS ALLOWED
OCTOBER 4

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER & THE MUTTER VIRTUOSI
NOVEMBER 1

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS
NOVEMBER 13

SINFONICO CORAL

The 2019 season will also feature 3 Symphonic-Choral concerts, presenting the Permanent Choir together with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Children’s Choir and the Permanent Orchestra, with works by Mozart, Caamaño and Berlioz.

CHAMBER SUNDAYS

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos. A Series of FREE concerts on determined Sundays at 11 am, by renowned Argentine chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colón.
Free tickets must be picked up the previous Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm. Only 2 tickets per person will be given out, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2019 Season will come complete with the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón) Concerts, a series of performances for kids and the whole family (Colon Para Chicos); the concert series Colon en La Ciudad with concerts at different locations around the city; and the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Mozarteum Argentino.

The complete 2019 Program can be downloaded on this link (available in Spanish only).

TICKETS:
Only Yearly Subscriptions will be on sale until February 18th.
Individual tickets for all the performances will on sale from Monday, February 18th, 2019 at the Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.



Sabor USA Argentina American Food Week 2018



The third edition of Sabor USA Argentina Food Week, a gastronomic event that celebrates the best of the contemporary American cuisine, will be held in Buenos Aires from December 8th to December 15th, 2018

More than 70 restaurants in the cities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, San Juan and Rosario, will offer menus at special prices representing the typical dishes of the USA, this  year inspired in the Miami food scene, a city known by the diversity and mix of flavors of its gastronomy.

American and Argentine chefs will offer the opportunity to enjoy classics like Buffalo chicken wings,  Pork Tomahawk, Hamburgers, apple pie, New York style cheesecake, Carrot cake, and much more!

Sabor USA Argentina Food Week is organized by the American Embassy in Argentina and the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, and Coffee shops. 

Click here to see all the participating restaurants and menus (all prices are in Argentine Pesos).


Christmas Fair at the British Ambassador's Residence


British Ambassador's Residence

The British Community Council in Argentina (ABCC) presents the annual "Christmas Fair", that will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018, in the Gardens of the British Ambassador's Residence in Buenos Aires, with entrance on Newton 2575, Recoleta, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

This charity event is a great opportunity to purchase all your Christmas presents at the Artisans' Fair, while spending a nice day with the whole family, enjoying the visit of Santa Claus, Santa's Elves, Carroll Singing, raffles, surprises, and much more. Food and beverages will be available.

Entrance: AR$100 contribution. Children under 12 free.
ID must be presented at the door for entrance.

To be suspended in case of rain.
For more information, visit the ABCC website.

La Gran Milonga Nacional 2018 - Open Air Tango Dancing



"La Gran Milonga Nacional", an open air event with live orchestras and street tango dancing along Avenida de Mayo, which is transformed for one night into a giant dance floor, will take place on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

This fantastic event, which every year occupies the traditional Avenida de Mayo, from Plaza de Mayo to 9 de Julio Av. is organized by the National Tango Academy and the Association of Promoters of Tourism, Hotel Business and Gastronomy (APTHGRA), in honor of the National Tango Day which is celebrated on December 11th.

La Gran Milonga Nacional will start at 8:00 pm, and will last until 3 am, with three central stages in the corners of Avenida de Mayo with Bernardo de Irigoyen, Piedras and Perú, and other smaller ones along the avenue, where the audience will be able to dance on the street to the music of live Tango orchestras, with their dancers and singers, including the orchestras La Juan D´Arienzo, Los Herederos del Compás, “Típica De Angelis”, “Varela Tango”, “Piazzola Tango Show”, “Cuarteto Mulenga”, “Típica Suburbana” and “Canyengue”,

Free entrance. Suspended in case of rain.

Italian Festival Al Dente 2018



The sixth edition of the gastronomic, artistic and cultural festival "Al Dente! Día de la Italianidad en Argentina" will be held on Saturday, December 8th, from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM and Sunday, December 9th, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the neighborhood of Colegiales, next to the Flea Market on Av. Dorrego and Enrique Martínez, with free access to the public

"Al Dente!" is a celebration of the Italian gastronomy, that also features cultural, artistic and musical activities. Communal tables, activities for kids, food trucks with vegan and gluten free options, more than 40 market stalls offering Italian and Argentinian products are some of the attractions of Festival Al Dente!

Several musical shows will be presented all day during the weekend at the main stage. This year the Cosmic Vegan Fest, which started in Italy in 2013, will be present at the Festival with healthy activities.

All visitors are invited to bring a toy, that will be donated as a Christmas gift for the oncology patients at the Children's Hospitals Pedro Elizalde, Juan P. Garrahan and Ricardo Gutiérrez. The toys must be wrapped but they cannot include any stuffed toys or play dough since these are not authorized for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

The Night of the Provincial Houses 2018



The Night of the Provincial Houses (“La Noche de las Casas de Provincia“) an yearly event that shows the cultural diversity in Argentina, will take place on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 11.00 PM.

The "Casas de Provincia" are the representative offices of each province in the city of Buenos Aires, and they will open their doors with free access to the public on this night to present their attractions, festivities, crafts, music, tourist services, food, wines, traditional products, tastings, and much more!

Numerous artists from all around the country will be presenting live music and dance shows at the main stages distributed along the three circuits in which the Casas are organized, according to their location:

Circuit 1: Casa de Santiago del Estero (Florida 274), Casa de Santa Cruz (25 de Mayo 279), Casa de Santa Fe (25 de Mayo 178), Casa de Corrientes (Maipú 271), Casa de Tucumán (Suipacha 140), Casa del Neuquén (Maipú 48), Casa de Tierra del Fuego (Sarmiento 745).

Circuit 2: Casa del Chubut (Sarmiento 1172), Casa de Entre Ríos (Suipacha 844), Casa de Jujuy (Av. Santa Fe 967), Casa de Misiones (Av. Santa Fe 989), Casa de San Juan (Sarmiento 1251), Casa de La Pampa (Suipacha 346), Casa de Salta (Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 933).

Circuit 3: Casa de San Luis (Azcuénaga 1087), Casa de Catamarca (Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 1100), Casa de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Av. Callao 237), Casa de la Provincia de Córdoba (Av. Callao 332), Casa del Chaco (Av. Callao 328), Casa de La Rioja (Av. Callao 745).

For more information visit the Facebook page of La Noche de las Casas de Provincia.

Polo: The 2018 Argentine Open Championship


The most important polo tournament in the world, the 125th Argentine Polo Open Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", will kick off on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, with its thrilling Final to be played on December 15th. This tournament, held every year at the Cathedral of Polo, the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar. It´s also one of the main social events in Buenos Aires, with it's famous "after polo" and musical shows every night.


Tickets are on sale through Ticketek Argentina. Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office, except on the final dates which may get sold out in advance.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me through this Contact Form to inquire about special VIP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES, Polo Day Experience including specialized guide, or if you need help getting your tickets in advance.


Participating teams:

League A
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
La Aguada: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Alfedo Bigatti 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 33.
Alegría La Irenita: Clemente Zavaleta 7, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr. 8, Frederick Mannix 9,  Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 32.
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8, Guillermo Terrera 8, Alejo Taranco 8, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 32.
La Ensenada: Juan Britos 7, Facundo Fernández Llorente 7, Juan Martín Zubía 7, Jerónimo del Carril 7. Total: 28.

League B
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres Jr 10, Gonzalo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 40.
Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Guiller Caset Jr 10, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total: 37.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 8, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 32.
La Albertina Abu Dhabi: Francisco Elizalde 8, Nicolas Roldan 7, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella 8. Total: 31. 
La Cañada: Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8, Agustín Obregon 6, Sebastián Merlos 8, Jared Zenni 6. Total: 28.

FIXTURE (Results and updates will be published in red):

New dates because of the reschedule for rain:

Date 1 
Saturday, November 17 - League A
2.00 pm: Alegria La Irenita 14 vs La Ensenada 18
4.30 pm: La Aguada 11 vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch 14
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 2 
Sunday, November 18 - League B
2.00 pm: La Albertina 18 vs La Cañada 10
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas 22 vs Cria Yatay 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 3 
Tuesday, November 20 - League A
2.00 pm: La Aguada 18 vs La Ensenada 10
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 15 vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch 11
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 4
Wednesday, November 21 - League B
2.00 pm: Las Monjitas 16 vs La Cañada 5
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 15 vs Cria Yatay 5
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 5
Sunday, November 25 - League A - SUSPENDED
Rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27
2.00 pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch 12 vs La Ensenada 10
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 16 vs Alegria La Irenita 6
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 6
Monday, November 26 - League B
2.00 pm: Cria Yatay 17 vs La Cañada 7
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 17 vs La Albertina 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 7 
Monday, December 3 - League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 20 vs La Ensenada 6
4.30 pm: La Aguada 10 vs Alegria La Irenita 8
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 8
Tuesday, December 4 - League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 20 vs La Cañada 5
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas 16 vs La Albertina 11
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 9 
Saturday, December 8 - League A
2.00 pm: Alegria La Irenita 13 vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch 18
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 17 vs La Aguada 7
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 10
Sunday, December 9 - League B
2.00 pm: La Albertina 12 vs Cria Yatay 13
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 16 vs Las Monjitas 18
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 11
Saturday, December 15 - SUSPENDED FOR BAD FIELD CONDITIONS
NEW DATE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
11.00 am: Final of Camara de Diputados Cup
2.00 pm: Final of the Argentine Ladies Open
5.00 pm: FINAL OF THE 125th ARGENTINE POLO OPEN 
(Winner League A vs Winner League B) 
LA DOLFINA vs LAS MONJITAS
7.30 pm: After Polo


*The schedule of matches is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.
*Note that because of the G20 Summit that will be taking place in Buenos Aires on November 30th and December 1st there won't be any matches on that weekend.

Gourmet Festival, Futbol and Horse Racing at Hipodromo de Palermo


A new edition of the Gourmet Festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday November 24th, from 12.00 Noon to 2.00 AM and Sunday November 25th from 12.00 Noon to 12.00 AM, at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego).

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together with more than 30 food trucks offering hamburgers, crepes, pulled, pork, bagels, Mexican food, empanadas, fish, vegetarian food, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, artisan beer, cocktails and drinks, and much more!

On Saturday 24th at 5.00 PM visitors will also be able to watch live on a Giant Screen the Superclásico futbol match River Plate vs Boca Junios for the Final of Copa Libertadores 2018 (no futbol shirts will be allowed at the venue).

On Sunday 25th from 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm visitors will have the chance to enjoy the horse races of the day.

All the events are with free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.






2018 Jacaranda Season in Buenos Aires


It is that time of the year again, when the city gets painted in lavender blue. The beautiful Jacaranda trees in bloom can be found all over the city from mid November to early December, making this the most beautiful time of the year to visit Buenos Aires and admire this wonderful spectacle of nature.

The first specimen of Jacaranda, a tree original from the North-west of Argentina, was planted in Buenos Aires in 1875 with the inauguration of the 3 de Febrero Park, and since then it has been spread all over the city for its ornamental value in the different plantation programs.

Some of the most beautiful specimens of Jacaranda trees can be admired in Plaza San Martin; along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta; Avenida Libertador near Plaza Francia (Recoleta); Plaza Italia; Plaza Alemania; Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Congreso, Palermo Parks, the Rose Garden, and many streets, avenues and parks across the city.

Enjoy the sights!














Festival of the Foreign Communities November 2018



A big festival celebrating the culture and traditions of the foreign communities that live in the city of Buenos Aires will be held on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at the park Facundo Quiroga, next to the Rose Garden (Av. Sarmiento & Figueroa Alcorta), with free access to the public, from 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

More than 40 different communities that reside in Buenos Aires will offer their typical dances, food, music and culture, in an event for the whole family. 

During the day visitors will have the chance to attend national and international dance and music shows at the main stage, cultural activities, parades with typical costumes, and the traditional gastronomic Food Court with typical dishes from all the participating countries,

The event may be suspended in case of rain.